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Bobby Caldwell Dies Aged 71

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Bobby Caldwell, who famously sang R&B hits including 'What You Won't Do For Love' and 'Open Your Eyes,' has died at the age of 71. The soulful singer-songwriter's wife, Mary Caldwell, announced his death on his official Twitter account, saying he died at home. "Bobby passed away here at home. I held him tight in my arms as he left us. I am forever heartbroken. Thanks to all of you for your many prayers over the years," said Mary Caldwell. She said her husband had been struggling with health issues for the past six years after being "floxed." The term “floxed” refers to a condition that arises after an adverse effect from consuming a fluoroquinolone antibiotic. Caldwell's signature voice transcended genres of jazz, R&B and rock. His soulful hit song 'What You Won't Do For Love' ascended the Billboard 100 charts after its 1978 release on the debut album of the same name. It became a multi-generational hit, in part because of its wide appeal as a sample and cover song.


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