Veteran singer Jimmy Riley is dead.

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Veteran singer Jimmy Riley is dead.

The father of reggae singer Tarrus Riley died in the wee hours this morning at a hospital in Bronx, New York. Music News understands that Jimmy Riley died around minutes after four this morning following a long battle with cancer.

Jimmy Riley was 61 years old.

He was best known for songs such as the 80’s hit “It’s too hot”, “Black Mother Prays” and a cover of Jimmy Cliff’s “Love and Devotion” among countless others.

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