Bobby Caldwell Cause of death: Bobby Caldwell, Soul Singer of “What You Won't Do for Love” Dies at 71
Bobby Caldwell, a renowned soul singer and songwriter famous for his silky smooth voice, passed away at his home in New Jersey after battling illness for several years.
Bobby Caldwell Cause of death
According to his representative, the 71-year-old artist died in his sleep on Tuesday night.
Caldwell rose to fame in 1978 with his iconic hit, “What You Won't Do for Love.” The song peaked at number 10 on the Billboard charts and propelled his self-titled debut album to double platinum status.
Even today, the timeless track remains a classic and has been covered by various artists over the years, including Boyz II Men, Snoh Aalegra, and Michael Bolton.
Tupac Shakur also famously sampled it for his song “Do for Love.”
In addition to his solo work, Caldwell was also a prolific songwriter who wrote hits for several notable artists such as Neil Diamond, Al Jarreau, Roberta Flack, and Boz Scaggs.
He even penned the 1986 number one hit “The Next Time I Fall” for Amy Grant and Peter Cetera.
Unfortunately, in recent years, Caldwell had been battling severe health issues, including neuropathy and a torn tendon in his ankle that left him unable to walk for five years.
Last year, his team revealed that he had a bad reaction to a prescribed antibiotic in 2017, which caused his Achilles tendon to rupture, ultimately leading to his neuropathy.
Despite his health struggles, Caldwell's legacy as a soulful crooner and talented songwriter will undoubtedly continue to resonate with music fans for years to come. Rest in peace, Bobby Caldwell