The legendary soul singer Billy Paul has passed away at 81 years old from a serious medical condition.
Representatives of the singer told fans, "We regret to announcer with a heavy hearth 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&B music. Billy will be truly missed."
Paul was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer the year earlier.
The singer won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male category.
Our thoughts are with the Paul family.