Michael Jackson and Beyoncé songwriter dies aged 41

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Grammy-winning singer/songwriter and producer LaShawn Daniels has died at the age of 41.

He died Tuesday, September 3, according to his publicist Jojo Pada.

Pada said Daniels died as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident.

A statement issued by his wife, April, on Wednesday, September 4, said he died in a car crash in South Carolina.

The statement reads:

“It is with deep and profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, family member and friend LaShawn Daniels, who was the victim of a fatal car accident in South Carolina.

“A Grammy Award-winning producer and songwriter, Daniels was a man of extraordinary faith and a pillar in our family. We would like to express our sincere appreciation for the continuous outpouring of love and sympathy.”

Daniels helped write countless hits for artists like Beyoncé, Whitney Houston, Jennifer Lopez and Michael Jackson.

He was best known for his collaborations with the music producer Darkchild, with songwriting credits on a litany of pop and R&B classics including Brandy and Monica’s “The Boy Is Mine”, “Lose My Breath” by Destiny’s Child, “Telephone” by Lady Gaga and Beyoncé, “If You Had My Love” by Jennifer Lopez, and “It’s Not Right But It’s Okay” by Whitney Houston.

He also worked on tracks by the Spice Girls, George Michael, Mary J Blige, Alicia Keys, Toni Braxton, and Janet Jackson.

He won a Grammy in 2001 for best R&B song as one of the writers on the hit single “Say My Name” by Destiny’s Child.

Numerous American celebrities have taken to different social media platforms to pay tribute to LaShawn.

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