This is not a good year for music.
The musical legend death toll of 2016 continues to rise dramatically with the latest tragedy circling the death of 81-year-old Grammy winner Billy Paul; a Philly-born soul crooner best known for his stellar international hit 'Me And Mrs Jones'. His passing was announced by his manager today.
Another legend lives us: RIP Billy Paul
Billy Paul (born Paul Williams) passed away yesterday morning (April 24th 2016) at his home in Blackwood, New Jersey following a very short battle with pancreatic cancer. Paul was only recently diagnosed with the illness and died just after spending a week at Temple University Hospital. Manager Beverly Gay announced the sad news and a full statement was also released on the singer's website.
Continue reading: Now We Say Goodbye To 'Me And Mrs Jones' Singer Billy Paul
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