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‘Just Got Paid’ singer Johnny Kemp found dead on Caribbean beach

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R&B singer Johnny Kemp known for the hit single, “Just Got Paid,” died Thursday, April 16, 2015. The Bahamas native was found dead on a Montego Bay, Jamaica, beach.

As reported by The Root and NewsOne, a statement issued by Reach Media, the producers of the Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage Cruise, refutes claims the singer, 55, died after bumping his head while on the 16th annual cruise celebration.


“We have received confirmation that Johnny Kemp has passed away. We do not have any other details. We can confirm he was not on the ship for the Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage Cruise,” the statement reads.

In 1988, he held the No. 1 R&B spot for two weeks with the club banger, “Just Got Paid,” which also hit No. 10 on the pop charts.


He is survived by his wife Deirdre Fisher-Kemp and two sons, Jared and Jason.

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