Billy Paul cause of death

Billy Paul's Death

Born (Birthday) December 1, 1934

Death Date April 24, 2016

Age of Death 81 years

Cause of Death Pancreatic Cancer

Profession Soul Singer

The soul singer Billy Paul died at the age of 81. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Grammy Award-winning soul singer who released the #1 hit single, “Me and Mrs. Jones,” in 1972.

He studied music at Temple University. He later trained as a vocalist at the Granoff School of Music.

In 1973, he released the hit single, “War of the Gods,” which combined pop, funk, and soul music.

Personal Life

He was raised in North Philadelphia and listened to his father’s 78 rpm records. His wife Blanche was his manager.

He has appeared onstage with composer Miles Davis.

How did Billy Paul die?

Billy Paul, a singer whose suave but impassioned vocal style made “Me and Mrs. Jones,” a slow ballad about a man’s love for a married woman, a No. 1 hit in 1972, died on Sunday at his home in Blackwood, N.J. He was 81. His manager, Beverly Gay, told The Associated Press that the cause was pancreatic cancer.

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"I was singing totally jazz then, but when I heard the Beatles and heard the gospel influence and everything, I just said, 'I can make jazz with R&B.'"

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"I think about Marvin every day. The love I have for this man is unbelievable. We were close; we were like brothers."

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"The most sobering thing is to have a number one record across the whole entire world in all languages."

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"All my life, I wanted to sound like myself. I never wanted to sound like anybody else."

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"When I heard The Beatles, that was my turning point. They were like my mentors. You know, the funny thing about that, when I heard 'I Wanna Hold Your Hand,' at first I said these guys are like a flash in the pan. But the second album, I had to take all that back. John Lennon - one of the greatest writers in the world."

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