BJ THOMAS PASSES AWAY SATURDAY
B.J. Thomas, a man who sang so many wonderful songs, has died at 78
Thomas won 5 Grammy Awards during his career
B.J. Thomas, the multi-Grammy winner best known for the iconic pop song “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head,” died on Saturday at his home in Arlington, Texas, due to complications from stage 4 lung cancer.
He was 78.
“It is with profound sadness we confirm the passing of BJ Thomas,” reads a tweet sent on May 29 from his official Twitter page, @TheBJThomas.
The Oklahoma-born, Texas-raised artist possessed a warm, rich singing voice that charmed millions of listeners during a career that stretches back to the early ’60s.
He was also a versatile vocalist, who earned CMA, Dove and Grammy awards for his work in the pop, gospel and country music genres.
Thomas sang so many wonderful songs during his career, including his famed cover of Hank Williams’ “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” “I Just Can’t Help Believing,” “Don’t Worry Baby,” “Whatever Happened To Old Fashioned Love,” “New Looks From An Old Lover” and “Hooked on a Feeling.