B. J. Thomas has died on the age of 78.
The award-winning singer handed away at his residence in Arlington, Texas on Saturday (29.05.21) after struggling problems from lung most cancers, and the unhappy information has been confirmed through a put up on his official Twitter web page.
The message learn: “It’s with profound unhappiness we verify the passing of BJ Thomas.”
Thomas – who had been battling stage-four lung most cancers – started his music profession within the 1960s and the long-lasting ‘Raindrops Preserve Fallin’ on My Head’ was amongst his most well-known hits.
The monitor truly received him an Oscar for Greatest Authentic Tune in 1969 for ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Child’.
Nonetheless, Robert Redford – who starred within the film – beforehand admitted he initially questioned whether or not the track really belonged within the movie.
He mentioned in 2019: “When the movie was launched, I used to be extremely vital – how did the track match with the movie? There was no rain.
“On the time, it appeared like a dumb thought. How flawed I used to be.”
Since its unique launch, the track has featured in a number of well-known Hollywood movies, together with ‘Forrest Gump’ and ‘Spider-Man 2’.
Thomas – who additionally loved chart success with songs comparable to ‘Hooked on a Feeling’ and ‘(Hey Will not You Play) One other Someone Carried out Someone Mistaken Tune’ – confirmed in March that he had stage -four lung most cancers and was receiving therapy in Texas.
In an announcement, he mentioned on the time: “I simply needed to take this distinctive alternative to share my gratitude to Gloria, my fantastic spouse and my rock for over 53 years, my household, buddies, and followers.
“I’m so blessed to have had the chance to report and carry out lovely songs in pop, nation, and gospel music, and to share these fantastic songs and reminiscences around the globe with thousands and thousands of you. I ask all of you to your prayers throughout this time and that my music can dwell on with you.”