Gregory Isaacs, described as the “most exquisite voice in reggae,” has died at the age of 59 in London.
Isaacs, who was best known for the song “Night Nurse,” released in 1982, died after a “battle” with liver cancer. Friends and family of the reggae singer commented recently on his illness, which is said to have spread while he was sick:
Only days ago Gregory’s Linda admitted her husband was “not well” but declined to make further comment.
Singer George Nooks said he had recently spoken with Gregory, and told the Jamaica Observer newspaper: “I don’t know just what will happen, but I do know that God can turn things around. My prayers are with Gregory.”
Isaacs had a lengthy career and released more than 50 albums during his four decade long career. His most recent album, “Brand New Me,” was released in 2008. He is survived by his wife Linda and his children.