LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)   — Johnny Kemp, the Bahamian soul singer who topped the charts with “Just God Paid” in 1988, has reportedly died.

Kemp was 55.

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Various reports say the singer was found floating in Montego Bay on Thursday. There were also unconfirmed reports he was injured earlier after a fall while performing on a cruise ship.

CNN reported Saturday that he was scheduled to perform on the Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage Cruise but had not boarded the ship.

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Kemp — who moved to New York City in 1979 — was still performing around the world but he never enjoyed more success or radio airplay than he did in the late 80s.

Grammy-nominated “Just Got Paid” became something of an anthem for dancing,/spending and partying that hit the Top 10 on many lists including pop (#10), R&B (#1), dance (#1) and music club Top 100 lists. “Just Gor Paid” (also heard on several movie soundtracks, most notably “Love & Basketball”) is often still played on the radio. It was later covered by ‘N Sync.

His other chart hits included “Just Another Lover” and “Birthday Suit,” a tune from the “Sing” movie soundtrack.

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Kemp got his start singing in nightclubs in the Bahamas when he was barely in his teens.