B.J. Thomas Death: Pop Singer B.J. Thomas Dies at 78 After Battling with Cancer!

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Billy Joe Thomas (August 7, 1942 – May 29, 2021) was an American singer. Thomas was born on August 7, 1942, in Hugo, Oklahoma, to Geneva and Vernon Thomas

He is remembered for his 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s pop, country, and Christian successes. “Hooked on a Feeling” (1968), “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” (1969), “(Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song” (1975), “Don’t Worry Baby” (1977), and “Whatever Happened to Old-Fashioned Love” (1979) were among his most popular recordings (1983).

.He grew up in and around Houston, Texas, and graduated from Rosenberg’s Lamar Consolidated High School. Before launching his solo career, he was a member of the musical group The Triumphs, which included Tim Griffith (lead guitar), Tom Griffith (bass), Denver “Zeke” Zatyka (keyboards), Don Drachenberg (voice and sax), and Ted Mensik (vocal and sax) (drums).

Name  Billy Joe Thomas
Birth August 7, 1942
Age 78 years
Genre American Singer
Death May 29, 2021
Net Worth $5 Million 

He became friends with Roy Head of Roy Head and The Traits during his senior year. Several Battle of the Bands events were held by the Traits and the Triumphs in the early 1960s.

Thomson’s Private life!

In December 1968, Thomas married Gloria Richardson, a singer-songwriter. Paige (born 1970), Nora (adopted from North Korea in 1978), and Erin (born 1980) were their three daughters (born in 1979).

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Thomson’s Death!

Thomas’ addiction to drugs and alcohol began shortly after his career began, and his marriage was on the verge of dissolving. Thomas became a Christian on January 28, 1976, less than a month after Gloria.

Thomas had remained sober since he and Gloria reconciled in 1976, according to most press outlets. Thomas stated on his official Facebook page on March 23, 2021, that he had stage IV lung cancer and was receiving treatment in Texas.

He died nine weeks later, on May 29, at the age of 78, at his home in Arlington, Texas. “I simply wanted to take this unique opportunity to offer my gratitude to Gloria, my lovely wife and my rock for over 53 years, my family, friends, and fans,” Thomas said in March after learning of his disease.

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“I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to record and perform lovely pop, country, and gospel songs, and to share those amazing songs and experiences with millions of you across the world,” he concluded. “I ask for everyone’s prayers during this time so that my music can continue to live on with you.”

Following his breakthrough in the 1960s, Thomas’ classic songs were featured in films such as Forrest Gump, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, Clerks II, and Spider-Man 2.

On his website, Thomas even effectively offered his own eulogy, writing:

“Just another dude, that’s all I am. I’ve been quite fortunate. I’ve had a fantastic life, I’ve been a loving husband and parent, and now I’m a grandfather, and I’m inspired by all of these teachers, preachers, mothers, and fathers to help my children develop character and self-respect. I hope that doesn’t come across as overly lofty, but that’s what it boils down to.

It’s something I’ve attempted to do with my music and much of my life.”

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