Washington: After suffering from a serious medical condition singer Billy Paul has passed away on Monday. The actor was aged 81.
The ‘Me & Mrs Jones’ hit-maker’s death was announced on his website, reports People magazine.
The statement read, “We regret to announce with a heavy heart that Billy has passed away today at home after a serious medical condition. We would like to extend our most sincere condolences to his wife Blanche and family for their loss, as they and the world grieves the loss of another musical icon that helped pioneered todays R and B music. Billy will be truly missed.”
Paul’s manager revealed that he died at his home in Blackwood, New Jersey, after being diagnosed with cancer. He was hospitalized a week ago at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia.
Paul is perhaps best known for his Grammy-award winning 1972 hit, ‘ Me and Mrs. Jones.’
He is survived by his wife Blanche.