According to relatives, Guyanese singer and songwriter Mark Holder has passed away on Thursday morning in Canada after a period of illness.
Holder, who was based in Canada, was 74-years-old. He was well-known for his hit songs “Something of Value” and “Hold On To Your First Love.”
Over the decades, the Guyanese singer toured several countries and performed alongside Eddy Grant, Bob Marley, Aretha Franklin, Mighty Sparrow, and The Jackson Five.
Meanwhile, in a widely circulated video of a conversation between him and his wife, Holder said while he has been hospitalised on Sunday, July 18, 2021, “I thanked my fans and others for being very supportive of me all my life.”
In the video, he had also referred to another of his popular songs, “Where There’s A Will, There’s A Way,” and he added that “I’m fine in the Lord.”
The video that Holder wife Jennifer Holder did on July 18, 2021 before he died.