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The music world lost another great over the weekend. "Me & Mrs. Jones" singer Billy...

'Me & Mrs. Jones' Singer Billy Paul Dies at 81 After Cancer Battle

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The music world lost another great over the weekend. "Me & Mrs. Jones" singer Billy Paul passed away at age 81, his manager told TMZ

The Motown legend had been battling cancer, and died in his New Jersey home.


Paul was best known for his 1972 hit, and though he had little commercial success after winning a GRAMMY for the song, he became a key figure in music of the '70s.

Questlove honored the late artist on Instagram, writing, "The Amazing Velvet Voiced Singer there ever was. He even made extra marital affairs sound awesome 'Me & Mrs Jones'… But man Billy Paul was the SPIRIT of The Sound Of Philadelphia. The most political voice in the PIR cannon. Be it incarceration or living conditions in the ghetto."


Paul's death marks yet another significant loss for music lovers everywhere. This year alone rocker David Bowie and pop icon Prince have passed.

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