Soul singer Billy Paul dies at 81

Soul singer Billy Paul dies at 81

The soul singer Billy Paul has died aged 81.

Paul, who is best known for his single “Me and Mrs Jones” passed away at his New Jersey home on Sunday. The singer had recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, according to his co-manager Beverly Gay.

A statement on the singer’s website said: “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 pioneer today’s R&B music. Billy will be truly missed.”

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