Reggae Artist Paul Blake AKA Franky Pall Has Died
Franky Pall passed on at the University Hospital after suffering from an ailment for some time.
Born in Jamaica in 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 1980s, 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.
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.
Frankie Paul passed away 19th May, 2017.