“Just Got Paid” Hitmaker Johnny Kemp Found Dead

R&B veteran Johnny Kemp, best known for his classic hit "Just Got Paid," was found dead in Jamaican. He was 55.

According to reports, Kemp's body was discovered floating in an ocean in Montego Bay on Thursday morning.

It's currently unclear how his death occurred, but according to the authorities, Kemp was scheduled to be on a Caribbean cruise this week associated with the Tom Joyner Morning Show.

Kemp was nominated in 1989 for a Grammy Award for "Just Got Paid" in a category that included Bobby Brown and Luther Vandross. The song was a No. 1 hit on the U.S. Billboard R&B chart. He's been on the road doing one-off shows.

He is survived by his wife Diedre and two sons.


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