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SINGER FRANKIE PAUL DIES AT 51!

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The sad news was confirmed to the Zee a short while ago by a friend of the singer, Wayne “Lonesome” Smith. According to Lonesome, it was Frankie Paul’s sister, Tisha Clarke, who informed him about her brother’s shocking death.

Earlier this week, Clarke told The Gleaner that Frankie Raul had been hospitalized at the UHWI since April 2017 and the latest bill she was issued for his hospital treatment was quoted as $1.4 million in outstanding payments.

Frankie Paul

Frankie Paul

“I don’t have no more money because I have to buy prescriptions for him that they don’t have at the pharmacy,” she was quoted as saying.

Paul Blake, better known as Frankie Paul, has been dubbed by some as ‘The Jamaican Stevie Wonder’.

Frankie Paul

Frankie Paul

Born in Jamaica on October 19,1965, Blake was born blind but as a child had his sight partially restored by an operation on a hospital ship. He sang for, and impressed Stevie Wonder when Wonder visited the school that Blake attended, prompting him to pursue a singing career.

Adopting the stage name Frankie Paul, he first found fame in the early 1980’s, and he recorded prolifically throughout the decade. He has recorded for virtually every producer/studio in Jamaica at some time, and has been known to release several albums a year.

Frankie Paul

Frankie Paul

Notable works of Frankie Paul include the popular “Sara” and “Worries in the Dance”.

Paul has resided in The Gambia since 1994. In January 2016 he underwent surgery to amputate a foot and part of his leg.

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