The reggae community is reacting to the death of veteran singer John Holt.
Holt passed away yesterday at a hospital in London. He was in the UK touring when he fell ill.
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Ub40, Shaggy and Sean Paul are among some icons in reggae who paid tribute to John Holt on social media.
R.I.P to the King of Reggae John Holt! Massive inspiration and will be sorely missed. ????
— Ali Campbell UB40 (@WeAreUB40) October 20, 2014
WE HAVE LOST A LEGEND!!! RIP JOHN HOLT! Very instrumental part of our reggae history! You'll be missed… http://t.co/OxeWajwdmX
— Mr Boombastic (@DiRealShaggy) October 20, 2014
Shaggy full statement: “WE HAVE LOST A LEGEND!!! RIP JOHN HOLT! Very instrumental part of our reggae history! You’ll be missed … Thank you for the legacy and the great music. The 1st number one reggae billboard hit was “tide is high” by blondie .. Written by John holt!”
— Jah Cure (@TheRealJahCure) October 20, 2014
RRR!!! R.I.P SIR JHON HOLT!!! U HAVE SERVED UR CULTURE WELL!!! I SALUTE U!!! CONDOLENCES 2 THE FAM!!!… http://t.co/3y9DameqMW
— Sean Paul (@duttypaul) October 20, 2014
Sean Paul wrote on Instagram: “RRR!!! R.I.P SIR JHON HOLT!!! U HAVE SERVED UR CULTURE WELL!!! I SALUTE U!!! CONDOLENCES 2 THE FAM!!! RRR!!!”
— Tarrus Riley (@tarrusrileyja) October 20, 2014
RIP JOHN HOLT. YOUR MUSIC WILL LIVE ON FOREVER !! pic.twitter.com/6vrFvoTCY9
— Beres Hammond (@BeresHammondOJ) October 20, 2014
We are so sad to see the passing John Holt we will truly miss you condolences to your family #ctbcmusic
— MORGAN HERITAGE (@morganheritage) October 20, 2014
Mavado post on Instagram: “RIP to the legend from the gullygad”