Legendary New Jersey songwriter and producer LaShawn Daniels has passed away at the age of 41.
Daniels famously worked alongside producer Rodney “Darkchild” Jenkins for many years and created numerous hits for mega acts such as Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Brandy, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez and Whitney Houston. LaShawn won a Grammy in 2000 for his songwriting on Destiny’s Child’s “Say My Name” and most recently earned a Grammy nomination in 2013 for his work on Tamar Braxton’s single “Love and War”.
Collaborators, friends, family and fans have taken to social media since the announcement of Daniels’ passing, sending condolences and sharing memories with the hit-maker.
Dawn Richard, of Dirty Money tweeted, “Yooooo I’m lost. LaShawn Daniels died?!!!! I’m stuck. This man took my vocal ability to new levels while working in Dirty Money. One of the funniest people with the best heart. A rare talent and a beautiful soul.” Singer Kehlani tweeted, “We was supposed go crazy next week… Appreciate you for f***in wit me OG… your legacy will never be forgotten! this s** crazy!”
LaShawn Daniels’ cause of death is currently unknown, however previous reports claim Daniels was involved in a car accident. He leaves behind his wife of 13 years, April Daniels, and their three sons: Omarr, Tahshon and Jett.
Rest In Peace LaShawn Daniels, and our deepest condolences to his fans and loved ones.