Jimmy Riley Dies at 61


Reggae artiste Jimmy Riley died today in New York, United States. He died at the age of 61 after a battle with cancer.

Martin James Norman Riley was born in 1954 in Jones Town and, although he formed the Sensations and was a leading member of the Uniques, which was led by the late Slim Smith.  He is also known for songs to include “Black Mother’s Prayer”, “Love & Devotion”, “Rougher Yet” and “My Woman’s Love”.

Riley is the father of reggae star Tarrus Riley’s father.


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