Johnny-Kemp-Obituary

Johnny Kemp

1959 - 2015 (Age 55)

Obituary

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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I am a big fan you are so missed and loved I miss you music and handsome face rest high love

Rest in peace.

I miss him so much. I remember eating ice cream cones near the pathmark and i heard the song came on. and i fell in love with the song ever since.

Read he died this morning. He was a very talented man, always liked him a lot. Left a family too, very sad. R.I.P.

I'm so very sorry for your lost, being late, I just heard of Mr.Kemp's demise. My serious condolences to his family

MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE KEMP FAMILY. I DIDN'T KNOW HE HAD PASSED AWAY.

MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY.

Truly missed!

So so surprised to hear you passed away.I loved your music ...May you rest in peace.Sending blessings filled with love to the family for a Awesome talented singer.