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Reggae singer John Holt is dead

Published:Monday | October 20, 2014 | 12:12 AM
John Holt

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Reggae singer, John Kenneth Holt, is dead.

Holt died in London Sunday evening.

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

READ: Best wishes to John Holt

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

Rise to prominence

John Kenneth Holt came to prominence as lead singer of the group The Paragons before leaving to focus on his solo career in the 1970s.

His song Stick by Me, was perhaps Holt's biggest success, and in 1972, it went on to become the biggest selling Jamaican record for that year.


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