B.J. Thomas, the Grammy Award-winning musician who earned fame as the singer of ‘Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head’, has passed away at the age of 78.
Representatives close to Thomas’ family has since confirmed that the singer died today at his home in Arlington, Texas on May 29. It has since been revealed that Thomas died due to complications from stage four lung cancer after being diagnosed in March.
Confirming his diagnosis earlier in the year, Thomas said: “I’m so blessed to have had the opportunity to record and perform beautiful songs in pop, country, and gospel music, and to share those wonderful songs and memories around the world with millions of you.”
While Thomas’ legacy will forever be etched into the annals of music history with his 1969 song ‘Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head’, the Grammy Hall of Fame inductee leaves behind an extensive and prolific back catalogue that includes other hits such as ‘Hooked on a Feeling’, ‘(Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song’ and many more.
Thomas is survived by Gloria, his wife of 53 years and their three daughters, Paige Thomas, Nora Cloud and Erin Moore along with his four grandchildren.