Another sad loss in the music world today as Billy Paul has passed away in his home in New Jersey yesterday.

 

The singer best known for the iconic song "Me and Mrs. Jones" had been battling cancer and checked into Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia last week but was later allowed to go home where he died.

 

The Grammy Award winner faced some controversy in 1975 when his hit "Let's Make a Baby" upset Rev. Jesse Jackson who called radio stations to boycott the song due to the sexual content.

 

Billy became a central figure in the 'black power' movement because of his music.

 

He was 81 years old when he passed.

 

This adds to the list of legends from stage, screen and music we've lost so far this year including David Bowie and most recently Prince.

 

 

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