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New date set for John Holt's funeral

Published:Sunday | November 9, 2014 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle
John Holt in performance.

There have been some changes regarding the funeral date for the late reggae singer John Holt. Holt, who died of cancer late last month, will be buried on Saturday, November 15.

The funeral service is scheduled to take place at the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston and interment will be at the Dovecot Memorial Park. Accompanied by family members, Holt's body arrived in the island last Wednesday, following his death in England on October 20.

The singer is survived by his widow, Merl, three sisters, three brothers, and 23 children. Passing at the age of 69, the Stick By Me singer has left an immense catalogue of hit songs, including Stealing Stealing, Ali Baba, The Tide Is High, and If I Were A Carpenter, some of which were done as part of the reggae group The Paragons.

More information regarding the service is to be released to the media in the days leading up to the funeral.