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Johnny Kemp Obituary

4/2/1959 - 4/17/2015| Visit Guest Book
Johnny Kemp (Raymond Boyd / Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images)
Johnny Kemp (Raymond Boyd / Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images)
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Bahamian R&B singer Johnny Kemp, who is best known for the hit song "Just Got Paid," has died in Jamaica. He was 55.

Jamaica police said Friday that Kemp was found floating at a beach in Montego Bay on Thursday morning. It has not been determined how he died.

Reach Media Inc. said Kemp had been scheduled to be on a Caribbean cruise this week but he did not get on the ship. The U.S.-based parent company of the "Tom Joyner Morning Show" did not have further details.

Kemp was nominated in 1989 for a Grammy Award for "Just Got Paid." The song was a No. 1 hit on the U.S. Billboard R&B chart.

Kemp appeared on a 2007 Keith Sweat DVD called "Sweat Hotel Live."


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