WEDDING SINGERS AT THE FUTURE: Michael Singer, one of the most popular singer-songwriters of the 20th century, has died.
Singer was diagnosed with cancer in May, but he remained active and had been active for more than 40 years.
Singer’s daughter, Lizzy Singer, told ABC News the singer was a “wonderful human being.”
Wedding songwriter Michael Singer dies at 78Michael Singer died Wednesday, March 22, 2018, at his home in Chicago, Illinois.
Singer had been battling cancer for more, with doctors initially treating him for prostate cancer in 2005.
Singer, who wrote more than 3,300 songs, died of natural causes, his wife, Lizzie Singer, said in a statement.
Singer is survived by his wife and four children.
Michael was born in Minneapolis in 1926, grew up in suburban Milwaukee, where he was an actor and a teacher, his daughter said.
He began his career as a jazz musician and was active in the United States Military during World War II.
Singer sang with the Grateful Dead, The Eagles, The Beach Boys, and The Byrds, but the band split in 1973.
Singer then formed the band The Birds, which was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.
In 1970, Singer joined the band Black Sabbath as lead singer.
Singer and guitarist Bill Ward formed the Dead Weather with guitarist Dave Mustaine, bassist Chuck Barris, and drummer John Petrucci.
The band disbanded in 1978.
Singer went on to write more than 500 songs, including hits such as “Heaven is a Place on Earth,” “Black Sabbath,” “Moby Dick,” and “The Wheel of Fortune.”
Singer’s other hits include “Lazy Day” and “Bunny Dance.”
Michael died of cancer in his sleep, his daughters said.
Singer wrote songs that were popular throughout the ’70s, including “All My Loving,” “A Little Help,” “It’s All Over Now Baby Blue,” “Let’s Go Crazy,” “All Along the Watchtower,” “The Way I Am,” “Walk on the Wild Side,” “Love Me Do,” and many others.
WEDDEDS TO BE: He will be remembered as one of America’s most popular songwriters, a beloved figure who created the music of a generation, his family said in the statement.
“I am eternally grateful to all of you for the love and support you have given my family over the years.
We loved each other and I will always treasure your warmth and kindness, your laughter and your warmth,” Singer’s wife, singer Lizzies Singer, wrote in a blog post.
His daughter said she was “overwhelmed” with the outpouring of love.
Lizzy said: “He was a wonderful person.
He loved music, he loved people, he had a wonderful sense of humor, and he was just an amazing guy.”
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