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In loving memory ofJohn Holt

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Holt: John Kenneth .The Reggae singer died in a London hospital October 19,2014.
The cause of death is yet to be confirmed.
His manager Forbes said Holt did an operation at the University Hospital of West Indies in June and went to England the following month for a series of shows. Holt is one of reggae's most influential singers.
He had a remarkable career with the Paragons during the rocksteady era of the late-1960s.The 67-year-old singer recorded his first single "I Cried a Tear" in 1963 for producer Leslie Kong. In 1964 he joined popular rocksteady group, The Paragons, as the lead singer.
His solo career is just as impressive. He recorded hits for producers Clement Dodd, Bunny Lee and Joseph Hoo Kim in the 1970s, as well as the classic album 1000 Volts of Holt, a big seller in the United Kingdom. His hits include Stick by Me and Only a Smile.
He was awarded the Order of Distinction, Jamaica's fifth highest honour, in 2004. Holt is survived by his wife, Merl and other relatives.

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Wynford

We have lost a musical giant ! May he sleep in peace

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Kimberly

To the family of John, you have my deepest sympathy in your loss. Death is one of the most difficult situations we must face. God knows that sin & death are our enemies and he promises to wipe away tears of sorrow and death will be no more(Rev 21:4)!

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Carol Richardson

May the God of Comfort Jehovah be with the family and friends. God gives us the hope of a resurrection at Acts 24:15, and he cannot lie. Pleasant memories as your loved one awaits the resurrection. I remember John as my neighbor on Bloomsbury Rd.

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Judy

John, we are delighted and are appreciative for the many, many years that you have brought pleasure to our hears an ears. Your music will forever lives on, thank you for the "Paragons," Thank you for "You." May you find peach while you rest. Ecclesi

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Miss Marie Vee

Thank you Mr Holt for your love and entertainment. Your good
work is complete now but your a Legend who will live on and will be
remembered. Love and Respect to the Holt family. The Father, our
Ancestors and the Angels will keep Mr Holt safe for

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Marcy Heights

Deepest condolences to the Holt family and relations. of Dr John Holt. Musical Legend.

We solute you.

May he rest in heavenly peace.

Kind Regards

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Veronica Kiese-Codling

RIP John. My condolence to the family

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Hellen S

Condolences on the loss of a TRUE legend.
Keep singing in Heaven.
God bless.

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Glendon McFarlane

My condolences to his wife and family. A musical giant that will be sadly missed. I enjoyed his music.

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madge christie

Sincere condolences to the Holt's family. It is a sad time right now but here are some comforting words found at Acts 24 : 15. It promises a resurrection for our dear loved ones. Thanks to Jehovah the God of True Comfort. He has given us a future.

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Lewin M

Condolences to the family and friends of the late Mr.Holt,, losing at beloved family is a very sad and painful experience but rest assured that the God and Father of all Tender Mercies will provide the comfort and hope you need to cope in this time o

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