By: Staff –
Beloved funk/soul/R&B artist Charles Bradley has died following a battle with stomach cancer.
“Always a fighter, Charles battled cancer with everything he had,” a statement read. “Thank you for your prayers during this difficult time. Mr. Bradley was truly grateful for all the love he’s received from his fans and we hope his message of love is remembered and carried on.”
Bradley was diagnosed with stomach cancer in the fall of 2016 and underwent treatment. He headed out on the road earlier this year after receiving a clean bill of health but the cancer recently returned, spreading to his liver.
Born on November 5th, 1948 in Gainesville, FL, Bradley then moved to Brooklyn, NY at the age of eight. He lived across the country throughout his life including Maine, Alaska and two decades in the Bay Area before returning to New York City, his home for the last 20 years.
Bradley’s dynamic and heartfelt live performances won over crowds across the world. He released his first album No Time For Dreaming (2011) at the age of 62, and Victim of Love in 2013. He released his third album, Changes, in 2016 to critical praise.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the following organizations:
– All-Stars Project: https://allstars.org
– Music Unites: http://www.musicunites.org