Johnny Kemp Found Dead in Jamaica’s Montego Bay Ocean at 55

Johnny Kemp
R&B singer Johnny Kemp was found dead floating off a beach in Montego Bay, Jamaica on Thursday, April 16  Ray Tamarra/Getty Images

Johnny Kemp has died at the age of 55, the Associated Press reports. The R&B singer's body was found floating off a beach in Montego Bay, Jamaica on Thursday, April 16.

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Police say Kemp was scheduled to be on a Caribbean cruise this week associated with the Tom Joyner Morning Show, but no further details have been given. A rep for the cruise told The Root that his death did not take place onboard.

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The Bahamas native is best known for his 1988 hit song "Just Got Paid," which 'N Sync later covered in 2000. The Grammy-nominated artist also was behind songs such as "Birthday Suit" and "Dancin' With Myself."

Kemp is survived by his wife Diedre and two sons.

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