Hot Chocolate Singer Errol Brown Dies After Battle With Cancer
|6 May, 2015||Posted by Stacey under Celebrities|
Errol Brown, co-founder and lead singer of the soul band Hot Chocolate, has died aged 71 after losing his battle with liver cancer.
The singer quit at the height of his fame in 1985, but was propelled back to the top of the charts in 1997 when his the track ‘You Sexy Thing‘ was used as the theme song of the surprise hit movie The Full Monty.
The 71-year-old singer got his big break in 1969 when he sent a reggae version of John Lennon’s Give Peace A Chance to the former Beatle, who loved the track, and allowed him to release it with his approval.
With Hot Chocolate, Mr Brown released three huge singles in the 1970s, ‘You Sexy Thing’, ‘It Started With a Kiss’ and ‘Everyone’s a Winner’.
Mr Brown passed away at his home on the Bahamas, with his wife of 35 years Ginette and daughters Leonie and Colette at his bedside.
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