Professor Rex Nettleford Is Dead Prof. Rex. Nettleford CaribWorldNews, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. Feb. 3, 2010: Vice Chancellor Emeritus of the University of the West Indies, Professor Ralston Milton `Rex` Nettleford, is dead. Nettleford died at 8 o`clock tonight in the George Washington Hospital last night. He was 76.via CaribWorldNews.com - Global Caribbean Daily Newswire.