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Lou Rawls

Born: 1933-12-01 - Died: 2006-01-06
Cause of Death:
Brain & Lung Cancer


Death Summary: In December 2005, it was announced that Rawls was being treated for both lung and brain cancer.

Louis Allen Rawls died on January 6, 2006 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles from complications of the cancers. His wife was at his beside at the time of his passing.

Who was Lou Rawls : Rawls was a jazz, soul, and blues singer and is known for his “silky” voice. Frank Sinatra once said that Rawls had “the classiest singing and silkiest chops in the singing game”.

Rawls released more than 70 albums over his career, and sold more than 40 million records.

Some of his Billboard Top 50 hit singles included:

* "Love Is a Hurtin' Thing" - 1966
* "Dead End Street" - 1967
* "Show Business" - 1967
* "Your Good Thing (Is About to End)" - 1969
* "A Natural Man" - 1971
* "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine" - 1976
* "Lady Love" – 1978
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7 Signatures in Lou Rawls's guestbook

  1. Nikki Says:

    I’ll never forget those UNCF shows! A great singer! You will be missed…God Bless

  2. Mitchell Lewis Fletcher Says:

    Lou Was the realest brother out there. Rest in peace good brother and role model.

  3. Ladyzeeusn Says:

    Lou Rawls was an excellent singer and actor.
    I love his Christmas song from jingle all the way
    “so they say its Christmas” Excellent!

  4. CHRIS ROBINSON Says:

    WHAT A VOICE!!! YOU NEVER HEARD A THING BAD ABOUT LOU RAWLS….DRUGS..WOMEN..NOTHING….AND WHAT VOICE…HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN THE RAT PACK TOO…

  5. jackie drew Says:

    A GREAT LOST

  6. Victor RamosGlez Says:

    What a great, strong voice RIP you will always be remember so dearest to all of your fans.

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