Bobby Caldwell has died aged 71.
The singer handed away at his house, after coping with well being points for a while.
Mary Caldwell, his spouse, stated in an announcement on Twitter: “Bobby handed away right here at house. I held him tight in my arms as he left us. I’m perpetually heartbroken. Due to all of you in your many prayers over time. He had been “FLOXED,” it took his well being over the past 6 years and a couple of months. Relaxation with God, my Love. -Mary Caldwell (sic)”
Caldwell was finest identified for his 1978 hit ‘What You Will not Do For Love’, which was subsequently sampled by the likes of Tupac Shakur, Frequent and John Legend.
The New York-born star – who married Mary in 2004 – bought his first huge break as a guitarist for Little Richard. The versatile performer launched his debut album in 1978, whereas he additionally wrote music for quite a few different artists throughout his profession, together with Peter Cetera and Amy Grant’s 1986 hit ‘The Subsequent Time I Fall’.
Caldwell launched his final album, ‘Cool Uncle’, in 2015.
In the meantime, Questlove – who collaborated with Frequent on ‘The Gentle’, which sampled Caldwell’s ‘Open Your Eyes’ – has already taken to social media to pay a heartfelt tribute to the late singer.
As a part of a prolonged tribute, the 52-year-old musician wrote on Instagram: “Man such a missed alternative to satisfy a legend. Thanks in your voice and present #BobbyCaldwell (sic)”
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