Taurus Riley’s Father Dies

Jimmy Riley, a veteran singer and father of reggae singer Taurus Riley has reportedly died.

According to Irie FM, he died early this morning at a hospital in Bronx, New York – USA.

He reportedly died some minutes after four this morning following a lengthy battle with cancer.


Jimmy Riley was 68 years of age at the time of his passing.

He was best known for songs such as the 80’s hit “It’s too hot”, “Black Mother Prays” and a cover of Jimmy Cliff’s “Love and Devotion” among countless others.

By Alyssa Tomfohrde from Oakland, usa - Jimmy Riley on Father's Day, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=12465104
By Alyssa Tomfohrde via commons

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