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John Holt dies


John Holt dies

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Veteran Jamaican reggae singer John Holt died in a London hospital yesterday. He was 69.

Copeland Forbes, Holt’s manager since 2006, confirmed the entertainer’s passing.

“John died at 2:40 a.m. English time. His [John’s] nephew informed of his death,” Forbes told OBSERVER ONLINE.

The cause of death is yet to be confirmed.

Holt first gained popularity in the 1960s as the lead singer of the Paragons.

In Barbados, he was also a regular act for the annual Vintage Reggae show. (Jamaica Observer/SAT)