Bahamian music legend Johnny Kemp has died. There are conflicting reports. First it was reported that he allegedly fell and hit his head in the bathroom while on Tom Joyner’s “Fantastic Voyage” cruise.  Tom’s company Reach Media issued the following statement. “We have received confirmation that Johnny Kemp has passed away. We do not have any other details. We can confirm he was not on the ship for the Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage Cruise.”  Kemp was 56.

J-kemp-RipBorn August 2, 1959, Kemp Johnny Kemp is a Bahamian singer who began singing in nightclubs in the Bahamas at the age of 13. He moved to New York in 1979 with the band “Kinky Fox.” His self-titled debut album came out in 1986 and he scored a minor hit with “Just Another Lover.”

Kemp is likely most known for “Just Got Paid”. A few years agohe did an “all-star finale” on Keith Sweat’s 2007 DVD Sweat Hotel Live, recorded at a February 2006 concert in Atlanta, Georgia.

Condolences are extended to his wife Deidre, his two sons, his family, friends and fans.


One Response

  1. Rosalind Williams

    I was so sorry to hear the sad news about Johnny Kemp’s death. My condolences to his family.