Iconic Reggae Singer Jimmy Riley Dies From Cancer


It Was Just Recently, Reggae Singer Tarrus Riley said that his father, Veteran reggae, lovers-rock singer Jimmy Riley, who was terribly ill earlier this year, Was on the mend.

Jimmy Had Been hospitalised recently after being admitted for an undisclosed illness after contracting chik-V.

Tarrus Riley Said His Father seemed To Have been Recuperating, A Source In Florida Confirmed That Jimmy Riley Had Died Last Night As a Result Of His Battle With Cancer He Was 61


Tarrus Riley & His Father Jimmy Riley

Tarrus Riley Posted An Image With The Expletives “F***k Cancer” In response to his Father’s Death

He had several hits in the 1970s, including Tell The Youths The Truth, Nyah Bingi, and Clean up the Streets, and continued to be successful in the 1980s, working with Sly & Robbie’s Taxi productions. In 1983, Riley topped the UK reggae chart with his version of Marvin Gaye’s Sexual Healing. In the late 1980s, Riley moved to Miami, and put his career on hold, but returned to Jamaica in the early 1990s.