Songwriter LaShawn Daniels dies in a car accident at age of 41!
Songwriter LaShawn Daniels died in a car crash. He was just 41. He has written songs for famous singers such as Beyonce and Michael Jackson.
LaShawn Daniels and his untimely death
LaShawn Daniels was a Grammy award-winning songwriter. He had written for many famed singers of the USA. But his death came this Wednesday 4 September 2019. It was an untimely death since he died in a car crash. He was just 41 years of age.
His wife April Daniels issued a statement the same day which read:
“It is with deep and profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, family member, and friend LaShawn Daniels, who was the victim of a fatal car accident in South Carolina. Daniels was a man of extraordinary faith and a pillar in our family.”
LaShawn Daniels is survived by his wife April and three children whose names are Omarr, Tahshon, and Jett.
However, neither the police nor local media have issued any details about the car accident.
LaShawn Daniels and his hit songs
LaShawn was an extraordinary songwriter. He won a Grammy award for his single ‘ Say My Name’ which was part of Beyonce’s album Destiny’s Child. This was in 2001 but he also wrote other popular songs for other singers.
In 2004, LaShawn was nominated again for Grammy in the R&B category for writing ‘Love and War’ for Tamar Braxton. His other hits include Michael Jackson’s ‘Rock My World’ and Brandy and Monica’s ‘The Boy is Mine’. His other famous songs are those that he wrote for Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Brandy, Ray J, Spice Girls, Toni Braxton, and also for singer Natasha Bedingfield.
Tributes for LaShawn Daniels
The tragic and premature death of LaShawn came as a shock to the people and his celebrity friends. It was quite unexpected. They took to social media to express their feelings. Kirk Franklin, the gospel singer wrote:
“The entire music community is feeling the loss of one of the greatest to ever do it,”
“LaShawnDaniels…we just stood together a week ago. No words.”
The entire music community is feeling the loss of one of the greatest to ever do it….. LaShawnDaniels…we just stood together a week ago. No words……
— Kirk Franklin (@kirkfranklin) September 4, 2019
Ari Lennox tweeted:
“Thank you for creating some of the most powerful songs ever. Rest in Heaven KING.”
LaShawn Daniels is a legend. Thank you for creating some of the most powerful songs ever. Rest in Heaven KING.
— Ari Lennox (@AriLennox) September 4, 2019
James Fauntleroy credited LeShawn for changing his life and that of many others.
Lashawn Daniels changed my life and if I changed your life he changed yours too.
— James Fauntleroy (@fauntleroy) September 4, 2019
“We was supposed go crazy next week… appreciate you for f–kin wit me OG..Your legacy will never be forgotten! this s–t crazy! RIP Lashawn Daniels .”
The news of the death of LaShawn overwhelmed singer and songwriter Mike Hough and he wrote:
“Damn.. LaShawn Daniels.. wtf, this can’t be real. This HURTS. He provided so many iconic songs in my life. Rest easy big man.. you will live in forever!”
April Daniels thanked everyone for the kind words. But she also requested everyone to respect the privacy of her family during this difficult time.
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Source: Fox News