Reggae legend Gregory Isaacs dies

Reggae star Gregory Isaacs passed away at his home in London this morning (Monday, Oct. 25) after a long battle with cancer.

Gregory Isaacs.
Gregory Isaacs. Photo by jahvtzavital.

During his 40-year-long career Isaacs released 50 albums. Though he never enjoyed the mainstream success as his contemporaries, such as Bob Marley, Isaacs was regarded as one of the best reggae artists of our time. Among his greatest hits, ‘Down The Line’, ‘Cool Ruler’, ‘Slave Master’, ‘Black a Kill Black’, and 1982’s record ‘Night Nurse’ which stands out as one of his most famous records.

Isaacs died with his wife Linda at his bed side, “Gregory was well-loved by everyone, his fans and his family, and he worked really hard to make sure he delivered the music they loved and enjoyed. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.”

Isaacs is survived by his wife and children. He was 59-years-old.

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