Johnny Kemp, ‘Just Got Paid’ Singer, Dead at 55

R&B musician was found floating off a beach in Jamaica

Last Updated: April 17, 2015 @ 5:10 PM

Johnny Kemp, who rose to fame with the 1988 single “Just Got Paid,” died this week in Jamaica, the Associated Press reported. He was 55.

According to police, the singer’s body was found floating at a Montego Bay beach on the Caribbean island early Thursday. A cause of death has not yet been determined.

Kemp, originally from the Bahamas, arrived in Jamaica on a cruise ship, according to police. Further details about his visit were not immediately available.

Kemp received a Grammy nomination for “Just Got Paid,” which reached the top spot on the U.S. Billboard R&B chart.

Kemp’s other notable tunes include “Dancin’ With Myself” and “Birthday Suit.”


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