Philadelphia soul singer Billy Paul dies at 81

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PHILADELPHIA – Soul singer Billy Paul has passed away at the age of 81.

According to NBC10, Paul’s manager said he has been battling cancer and was hospitalized last week.

He passed away at his home Sunday. He is most known for his 1972 hit ‘Me and Mrs. Jones.

His website shared the following statement:

We regret to announce with a heavy heart that Billy has passed away today at home after a serious medical condition.

We would like to extend our most sincere condolences to his wife Blanche and family for their loss, as they and the world grieves the loss of another musical icon that helped pioneered today’s R&B music. Billy will be truly missed.

Please share you thought, messages and stories of Billy as we remember this legendary artist, family member and friend.

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