LaShawn Daniels — the man who created Destiny’s Child Say My Name song — has died aged 41.
The songwriter tragically died in a fatal car crash in South Carolina earlier last week.
His wife, April, has released a statement on Wednesday, saying, “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. We ask that you respect the privacy of our entire family during this difficult time.”
He won a Grammy for the best R&B song for Say My Name, that was also written by Beyoncé Knowles, LaTavia Roberson, Kelly Rowland and LeToya Luckett.
Kelly wrote on social media, “YOUR gift wasn’t just in your brilliant melody and lyric, it was when you walked into a room, when you laughed! I thank God your laugh, and the time I got to share with you on this Earth! Our moments in the studio, our talks, Our heart to hearts on life & family! I can not believe this … You will surely be missed BigShiz,”
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YOUR gift wasn’t just in your brilliant melody and lyric, it was when you walked into a room, when you laughed! I thank God for your laugh, and the time I got to share with you on this Earth! Our moments in the studio, our talks, Our heart to hearts on life & family! I can not believe this….. Your will surely be missed BigShiz❤️!! ???? Sending my prayers and condolences to @iamaprildaniels and your children!
LaShawn also wrote Michael Jackson’s You Rock My World, Jennifer Lopez’s If You Had My Love, Lady Gaga’s Telephone and the Spice Girls’ Holler.
Rest in Peace.
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