Grammy-award nominated singer found dead on Jamaican beach


Grammy-award nominated R&B singer, Johnny Kemp, has been found dead on a beach in Jamaica this week.

The discovery of the 55-year-old's body was made on Thursday in Montego Bay, but police have yet to issue a cause a of death.

While it has been reported that the singer had been on a cruise around the Caribbean prior to his demise, these reports have not been substantiated, but Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage Cruise have asserted that the singer was not a passenger on one of their ships, saying: "We can confirm that he was not on the ship for the Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage Cruise."

The Grammy-award nominated singer, whose most famous track Just Got Paid was covered on NSYNC'S No Strings Attached album in 2000, worked alongside the likes of music legends Luther Vandross and Bobby Brown.

The star, who rose to fame in the late 1980s, celebrated a no.1 hit on the U.S Billboard R&B chart and was held in high regard by fellow musicians on the industry.

Taking to social media following the tragic discovery, Johnny's wife, Deirdre, wrote: "Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and has made the Lord his hope and confidence. Jeremiah 17.7."

Johnny is survived by his wife and two sons.