One of Jamaica’s most beloved singers, Dobby Dobson, has died at the age of 78.
Dobson passed away at 4:30 p.m on Tuesday at a hospital in Florida.
Tommy Cowan of Glory Music reported that Dobson had COVID-19.
“I was told a couple days ago that he was in a bad way. He had Alzheimer’s for a while now and was in a home, then he was diagnosed with COVID.”
Highland ‘Dobby’ Dobson was nicknamed ‘Loving Pauper’ after one of his better-known songs.
Dobson started singing in the early 1950s and recorded hit songs such as That Wonderful Sound and Mexican Divorce.
He had stints with legendary producers Coxsone Dodd and Duke Reid, recording as a member of both The Virtues and The Sheiks.
His signature song, Loving Pauper was done for Reid.