“Just Got Paid” Singer Johnny Kemp Found Dead On The Beach In Jamaica At Age 55 (VIDEO)

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R.I.P. Just Got Paid singer Johnny Kemp

R&B singer Johnny Kemp has been found dead in Montego Bay, Jaimaica. Police revealed the 55-year-old singer was found dead “floating” near the beach.

Kemp’s wife confirmed the tragic news, after police identified him by his Bahamian passport. So sad.

He is most famous for his song “Just Got Paid”, a song that celebrates the feeling of having a pocket full of money and being ready for a night on the town.

Christopher Powell, an assistant to Kemp for the past three years, told theGrio.com he received a call from Kemp’s wife Deidre Thursday saying the singer was dead.

Johnny Kemp found dead in Jamaica

There were rumors he fell on the Tom Joyner cruise, but Powell stated, “He couldn’t board the [Tom Joyner] cruise because he didn’t have a permanent residency card or something. Kemp is Bahamian. Whatever it was, he didn’t have the right paperwork. They wouldn’t let him board.”

Powell said Kemp caught a flight from New York’s Kennedy Airport to Jamaica Wednesday morning.

Powell said Kemp returned to a hotel in Montego Bay that same night.

Johnny Kemp in Just Got Paid video

The hotel called Kemp’s wife Deidre to inform her the singer was dead. Deidre was growing concerned when Johnny was not responding to her phone calls or e-mails. He was due back in New York on Friday.

Kemp’s wife posted on her Facebook page Friday afternoon, writing, “Lord, hold onto me as I go forward with faith in You.”

Johnny Kemp with wife Diedre & sons Jared and Jason pics

The Corporate Communications Unit, the information arm of the police, stated that Kemp’s body was found face down at around 9:50 am on Thursday. They believe Kemp possibly fell and hit his head on the rocks.

Along with “Just Got Paid,” Kemp also sang hits like “Just Another Lover” and “Dancin’ with Myself”.

The Bahamian singer received a grammy nod for “Just Got Paid.” He was scheduled to appear with singer Tanaa Gardner in concert at SummerStage in Brooklyn, New York this summer.

Johnny Kemp in Just Got Paid video

Kemp is survived by his wife Deidre and the couple’s two adult sons, Jared and Jason.

Our condolences to his family.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. I remember being a 10 year old kid back in 1988 when “Just Got Paid” became a huge hit. Definitely one of my most favorite songs of all time. Brings back awesome memories. I am saddened to hear of his untimely passing. My heart goes out to Johnny Kemp’s family. May The Lord Jesus Christ comfort them through this difficult time. R.I.P Mr. Johnny Kemp.

    • I remember being a 8 year old kid back in 1988 when “Just Got Paid” became a huge hit. Definitely one of my most favorite songs of all time. Brings back awesome memories when it was first released in the spring of 1988. I am saddened to hear of his untimely passing and may God bless him and his family in this difficult time…..R.I.P. Mr. Johnny Kemp.

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