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R&B singer Andre Williams no more at 82

Late singer Andre Williams. Photograph:( Facebook )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 19, 2019, 01.43 PM (IST)

R&B singer Andre Williams who was popularly known as ‘Mr. Rhythm’ died on Sunday in Chicago. The announcement was made by his label, Pravda Records on Monday. Williams was 82-years-old when he died. 

The statement posted on Facebook read: "It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of legendary artist Andre Williams. He touched our lives and the lives of countless others. We love you Dre."

William’s manager, Kenn Goodman, confirmed that the singer died while in hospice care in Chicago surrounded by his family. Kenn said, "He was diagnosed two weeks ago with colon cancer that spread to his lungs and brain. After that, his body started shutting down pretty quickly," he adds, as a result of a number of health issues including strokes and seizures. "But was committed to trying to sing and record again."

Williams was born in Bessemer, Alabama, on November 1, 1936.

His most recent studio work was with own label Pravda in 2016 as he released album ‘Don’t Ever Give Up’.