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JLP saddened by John Holt's passing

Published:Monday | October 20, 2014 | 12:34 PM
Olivia Grange - File
John Holt - File

The Jamaica Labour Party has expressed profound sadness of the passing of reggae icon John Holt.

Holt died in London Sunday evening.

He had been battling ill health for some time and seems to have worsened since August when he collapsed on stage at the One Love Concert in England.

Following the collapse, the 'Stick by Me' singer underwent a surgical operation and remained in London for recovery.

In a statement, JLP spokesperson on culture Olivia Grange said though it was known that the singer was ill, his death still came as a shock.

She says Holt had been a favourite of many Jamaican music lovers.

According to Grange, with hits like Stick By Me and Love I Can Feel, the reggae star stamped his indelible authority as a songwriter and singer on the global music landscape.


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