R&B singer Johnny Kemp, best known for the hit song “Just Got Paid,” died Thursday in Jamaica. He was 55.
Kemp was found floating at a beach in Montego Bay Thursday morning, Jamaica police told the Associated Press.
No cause of death had been determined, police said.
Cops believe Kemp arrived in Jamaica on a cruise ship and was on vacation, but added that they did not have further details.
Kemp moved to New York from the Bahamas in 1979 with his band “Kinky Fox.” He released his self-titled debut album in 1986 and he scored a minor hit with “Just Another Lover.”
The R&B singer’s biggest hit, “Just Got Paid,” was nominated in 1989 for a Grammy Award.
The song reached No. 1 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.
Fans flocked to social media Friday to lament the pop singer’s passing.
“Rip Johnny Kemp. Thank you for the great music,” NSYNC singer Chris Kirkpatrick tweeted.
R&B singer Johnny Kemp,’Just Got Paid’ Found Dead Near Beach In Jamaica