“John died at 2:40 am English time. His [John’s] nephew informed of his death,” entertainment manager Forbes told one876.
Holt had a remarkable career with the Paragons during the rocksteady era of the late-1960s. 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.