His name was not known to the general public. Yet, the songs he has written have been sung in the world. The lyricist LaShawn Daniels, author of pop hits and winning a Grammy Award, died in a car accident in South Carolina at the age of 41 years, announced his wife on the social networks.

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Daniels has worked with the biggest names in pop, including Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and Michael Jackson. He won the Grammy Award for best song of R&B in 2001, for the single of the group of Beyoncé, Destiny’s Child, Say My Name . He was appointed thirteen years later for Love and War Tamar Braxton. He has also composed the songs It’s Not Right but It’s Okay (Whitney Houston), You Rock My World (Michael Jackson), and Telephone (Lady Gaga and Beyoncé).

In a statement posted on Instagram, his wife April Daniels expressed his “deep sadness”: “Daniels was a man of extraordinary faith and a pillar for our family. We would like to express our deepest gratitude for your continuous flow of love and compassion”.

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With Love from The Family! In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lashawn Daniels Memorial Fund on PayPal at LashawnDanielsMemorial@gmail.com

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“I’m sorry… I can’t mourn LaShawn Daniels… Make that heaven exists”, has published the gospel singer Kirk Franklin in a message posted on Twitter. “Rest in peace LaShawn Daniels, who wrote all of the songs the most perfect pop,” added the canadian producer Ryan Hemsworth.