Errol Brown has died. The British-Jamaican singer and songwriter was fighting against liver cancer, but unfortunately he died at his home from the decease, his manager Phil Dale informed BBC News, he was seventy-one. He was the frontman of soul band Hot Chocolate, some of their hits include “You Sexy Thing”, “Emma”, “So You Win Again” and “Brother Louie”
“Errol Brown MBE passed away in The Bahamas this morning with his wife Ginette and daughters Colette and Leonie by his side of liver cancer,” Phil informed the outlet.
“Errol was a lover of life and obviously ‘music!’ I never went into his home, car or a hotel room without music playing.
“Errol was a ‘Gentle Man’ and was a personal friend of mine who will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him. His greatest legacy is that his music will live on!”
Brown was a Kingston, Jamaica native, the band got a huge break when Beatle John Lennon allowed them to record a reggae rendition of Give Peace a Chance
“We all laughed about it,” Errol recalled to BBC Breakfast in 2009. “Amazingly, a week later I got a call to say John Lennon approved it and wanted to sign the band to the Apple record label – and that’s how we began.”
The musician and lead guitarist and co-founding member with Bernard Edwards of the band Chic,
Nile Rodgers has issued his condolences.
“We had some good times back in the day. #ErrolBrown RIP (sic),’ Nile wrote on Twitter.
Singer Beverley Knight also expressed her grief on the micro-blogging site.
“I am so gutted. Errol Brown was such a charismatic performer,’ she tweeted.
More on Brown, he performed at the wedding reception following the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, at Buckingham Palace and he owned National Hunt horses, including Gainsay.