Mr. Personality Lloyd Price’s Cause of Death at 88
R&B Pioneer Known as ‘Mr. Personality,’ Lloyd Price’s cause of death has not been announced at this time after Price’s manager, Tom Trapani, confirmed that he died Thursday. He was 88.
Maxwell Entertainment CEO Rickey Poppell shared the heartbreaking news on Facebook, saying. “My friend and Lloyd Price’s manager, Tom Trapani, just called to let me know that our friend, Lloyd, passed away last night,” the statement read.
“Those of us close to Lloyd have been keeping his declining health issues to our selves for the past five years, while Tom kept me up to date along the way. Lloyd was one of the sweetest, caring, and kindest man I’ve ever known, I’ll miss him. My prayers go out to his lovely wife, Jackie,” he added.
The ’50s R&B vocalist was born and raised in Kenner, Louisiana, on March 9, 1933. He was known as “Mr. Personality” after his 1959 million-selling hit, “Personality.”
The New Orleans-born singer took lessons on trumpet and piano while he sang in his church’s gospel choir and was a member of a combo at a young age. Lloyd and his younger brother Leo were both musical.
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What is Lloyd Price’s Cause of Death?
While many fans are searching for Lloyd Price’s cause of death, there is no official statement about his death cause at this time. US day News is trying to obtain more details and provide the latest updates surrounding Price’s death, so stay up with us.
It is really a difficult time for Price’s family and friends, and His sudden death has brought so many tears to fans. Words cannot express our deep sorrow from the loss of Lloyd price. US day News mourns the heartbreaking loss of the R&B icon, and we ask you all to keep Price, his family, his friends, and all of his loved ones in your thoughts through this difficult time.
Following the sad news, many fans took to social media to pay poignant tributes to the ‘Stagger Lee’ singer.
“Farewell to the great Lloyd Price, a singer whose string of R&B hits during the 1950s culminated with his riotous version of “Stagger Lee” reaching number one in 1959. He also wrote the rock & roll standards “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” and “Just Because,” Stephen Thomas Erlewine, music critic and senior editor for AllMusic, wrote on Twitter.
“Rest in peace to one of the all time greats, Lloyd Price. Recorded one of the biggest most important rock and roll records as a teenager, got drafted to Korea, came back and delivered even more hits! A legend, an innovator, and one of New Orleans’s and rock n roll’s finest. RIP,” a fan tweeted.
“The 1st time I heard “Personality” was on the top floor of a trendy bookstore rummaging the music literature. I followed the speakers on the ceiling & wrote the lyrics down. Later I listened to tons and tons of his work that filled up my heart. Rest N Rock N Roll Lloyd Price,” another fan tweeted.
Lloyd Price’s Obituary Does Not Clarify Cause of Death
Lloyd Price’s obituary did not release his cause of death after he passed away today at the age of 88. May he rest in peace.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer and New Orleans star died on May 6, 2021.
His friend Rickey Poppell confirmed the sad news via a Facebook post, but he did not announce Lloyd Price’s cause of death. “Those of us close to Lloyd have been keeping his declining health issues to our selves for the past five years, while Tom kept me up to date along the way. Lloyd was one of the sweetest, caring and kindest man I’ve ever known, I’ll miss him. My prayers go out to his lovely wife, Jackie,” Poppell wrote.