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Bobby Caldwell, The “Cool Uncle” of Blue-Eyed Soul, Dead at 71


The wife of Bobby Caldwell confirmed the singer’s death Wednesday morning following years of battling a progressively degenerative condition.

Beloved singer, songwriter, and musician, Bobby Caldwell, has died. He was 71-years-old.

Caldwell, who had been dealing with painful bouts of neuropathy for years, passed in his sleep at his New Jersey home Tuesday night, according to a statement from his wife Mary Caldwell. “Bobby passed away here at home. I held him tight in my arms as he left us. I am forever heartbroken. Thanks to all of you for your many prayers over the years,” she wrote on the singer’s Twitter account. Caldwell’s wife described the singer as “floxed” in the statement, which refers to a progressively degenerative set of symptoms from an adverse reaction to a type of antibiotic. The singer went public with his condition several years ago and had repeatedly called for prayers as he fought to recover.

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