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Junior Murvin, singer of reggae classic 'Police and Thieves,' dies in Jamaica at age 67
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, December 2, 2013 4:21 PM EST
Reggae singer Junior Murvin, best known for the hit song "Police and Thieves," has died in Jamaica.
Born Murvin Smith, he began his career as a lounge singer in Portland parish, east of Kingston. He released "Police and Thieves" in 1976 after he was picked up by famed reggae producer Lee "Scratch" Perry.
"Police and Thieves" became a hit in Britain and is considered among the top reggae songs. The Clash recorded a well-known cover version.
Murvin never had another big international hit.
He is survived by five children and eight grandchildren.