Reggae Legend Dies at 67
Reggae singer Junior Murvin (born Murvin Smith), best known for the hit song “Police and Thieves,” past away on Monday at the Port Antonio Hospital, in Jamaica.
His death was not due to being recently hospitalized for diabetes and high blood pressure; the cause will be determined at an inquest.
The 67-year-old performer began his career as a lounge singer in Portland parish, east of Kingston. He released his only international hit “Police and Thieves” (considered one of the top reggae songs of all time) in 1976, after he was picked up by famed reggae producer Lee “Scratch” Perry. The song was covered most-notably by English punk rock Band “Clash”.
Murvin is survived by five children and eight grandchildren.
If you haven’t heard this famed song, click below to refresh your memory:
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Source: JamaicaObserver.com/Image: BBC.com