Reggae singer Gregory Isaacs – best remembered for the hit Night Nurse – has died at his London home after losing a battle with lung cancer. The 59-year-old who was born in Jamaican was also known as the Cool Ruler or Lonely Lover because of his smooth and style of singing.
Unlike other reggae artists such as Bob Marley, Isaacs was known for his love songs and because he chose not to record songs that focused on Rastafarian culture. In fact, most of his songs revolved finding love or the wish to be understood by his lovers.
In an article that was published in the New York Times, Isaacs was described as, “the most exquisite vocalist in reggae.” Going on to say that “his lustful songs are not simple seductions or sexual boasts but sensuous daydreams, escapes from tribulation that invite the listener along.”
RIP Gregory Isaacs.
Other celebrities that have fought and lost the battle with cancer include such as: Bill Hicks, Dizzy Gillespie, and Patrick Swayze.