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R&B Singer Bobby Caldwell Dead At 71


Sad breaking news for fans of soul and R&B music as singer/songwriter Bobby Caldwell has been confirmed dead at the age of 71. The news of his death was confirmed just two hours ago via his official Twitter account.

What has been revealed about the singer’s cause of death? Plus, take a closer look at what he accomplished while he was alive by scrolling down.

Singer Bobby Caldwell confirmed dead at 71

Tragically, it was Bobby Caldwel’s wife Mary who took to his Twitter to confirm her husband had passed away.

She penned in the confirmation of Bobby’s passing: “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. He had been ‘FLOXED,’ it took his health over the last 6 years and 2 months. Rest with God, my Love. -Mary Caldwell

Per the Integrative Medicine Center, FLOXED is described as “the devastating effects of a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones”

Regenerative Medicine LA adds that Bobby being FLOXED means he likely suffered “mitochondrial damage and oxidative stress” has a result of the antibiotics.

Tragically, this update on Twitter suggests that Mary has spent the last few months watching her husband die slowly because harsh effects caused by an antibiotic.

The What You Won’t Do For Love singer

Bobby Caldwell dabbled in R&B, soul, jazz, and adult contemporary music. Perhaps his best well-known song was titled What You Won’t Do For Love.

Some of his other well-known songs include:

  • My Flame 
  • Take Me, I’ll Follow You 
  • Open Your Eyes 
  • Heart Of Mine 

Sadly, Bobby Caldwell hadn’t been able to walk for roughly five years. He was struggling with painful neuropathy and he tore the tendon in one of his ankles. A year prior, it was made public that he had a really bad reaction to an antibiotic that resulted in his Achilles tendon rupturing. This, in turn, caused the painful bouts of neuropathy that took away his mobility.

Bobby Caldwell wrote hits for a number of musicians over the years. And, tons of musicians have done covers of his 1978 hit What You Won’t Do For Love over the years.

Rest in peace, Bobby Caldwell.

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