Reggae singer John Holt, died early Sunday morning in London at the age of 69.
Holt, who was initially known for his career as the lead singer with the Paragons in the rocksteady era of the 1960s, with which he he penned "The Tide Is High".
After leaving the Paragons in 1970 , he went solo and became one of the biggest stars of reggae music in Jamaica. He had 40 albums under his belt alongside his reputation for strong live performances.
Holt was born 11 July 1947 in the Greenwich Farm area of Jamaica.