Jimmy Riley dies at 68

March 23, 2016

Iconic reggae singer Jimmy Riley is dead.

The STAR understands that Riley who is the father of reggae artiste Tarrus Riley, died on Tuesday after battling with cancer.

Known for hits like Love and Devotion and Give Thanks And Praise,  a source close to the family told the STAR he died in Florida.

Since news began circulating on Wednesday morning a number of persons have taken to social media to express their sentiments.

Tarrus Riley's label mate, Alaine was among the first to show support.

"Sending sincere condolences to @tarrusrileyja for the loss of his father. Only God knows the pain we feel and only God will heal it. #restinloveJimmyRiley #Godcomfortyourfamily #loveneverdies," she wrote.

Jimmy Riley was 68.

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