Gregory Issacs Died Today

Gregory Isaacs in front of his African Museum store on Chancery Lane, Kingston, Jamaica.

Gregory Isaacs in front of his African Museum store on Chancery Lane, Kingston, Jamaica.

“The Cool Ruler” Gregory Issacs, king of ‘Lovers Rock’, died today Oct. 25 of lung cancer at his home in London after a long illness. His manager confirmed the news.

Read the full piece at the Washington Post. Rolling Stone, The Jamaica Observer, The Guardian UK, Entertainment Weekly and others are posting the news.

Rest in Peace.

Here’s a video of him performing with Roots Radics singing his classic hit Night Nurse live at Reggae Sunsplash 1983 in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

What is your favorite song from this Reggae great?

I've been involved in the Los Angeles music scene since at least 1995 going to shows, promoting, spinning records and running labels. Ska and Early Reggae are my passion among other things of course.