KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Bahamian R&B singer
Johnny Kemp, who is best known for the hit songJust Got Paid, has died in Jamaica. He was 55.
Jamaica police said Friday that Kemp was found floating at a beach in
Montego Bay on Thursday morning. It had not yet been determined how he died.
Police said Kemp arrived in Jamaica on a cruise ship but added that they did not have further details.
Reach Media said Kemp had been scheduled to be on a Caribbean cruise this week, but the U.S.-based parent company of the
Tom Joyner Morning Show said it did not have further details.
Kemp was nominated in 1989 for a
Grammy Award for Just Got Paid in a category that included Bobby Brown and Luther Vandross. The song was a No. 1 hit on the U.S.Billboard R&B chart.
Kemp appeared on a 2007 Keith Sweat DVD called Sweat Hotel Live and had been performing at musical events across the U.S. in recent years.