Reggae legend, John Holt, died aged 69 on Sunday.
The well-loved vocalist, who sang the original version of Blondie’s hit track The Tide Is High, passed away in a London hospital.
His death was confirmed by his manager to the Jamaica Observer Online as he said: ‘John died at 2:40 am English time'.
John first found success as the lead singer of reggae group, The Paragons, replacing original frontman Leroy Stamp after making a name for himself on the talent show circuit.
After leaving the group in 1970 to focus on his solo music career, John penned the song ‘Stick By Me’, his most successful solo effort, which was the biggest selling Jamaican record of 1972.
Throughout his music career he became loved for his slower and more romantic take on reggae music.