Update date: May 30, 2021, 9:58 a.m.
- With the song “Raindrops Keep Fallin ‘On My Head”, singer BJ Thomas is a worldwide hit.
- Now the American musician has passed away at the age of 78.
American pop singer PJ Thomas has died, and the artist’s management announced on his website and on Twitter, the five Grammy Awards winner died on Saturday at his home in Arlington, Texas, at the age of 78 due to complications from cancer.
Wiltervollage with “raindrops falling on my head”
Singer Billie Joe Thomas was born in Hugo / Oklahoma in 1942 and had several major successes in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s. The world hit “Raindrops Keep Fallin ‘On My Head” (1969), written by Bert Bacharach and sung in the western comedy “Zwei Banditen” with Paul Newman and Robert Redford, winning an Oscar and shaped his pop career.
Later he also turned to country and gospel music. According to his management, Thomas has sold more than 70 million albums and scored eight number one songs in his career spanning more than 50 years.
According to the information on his website, Thomas left behind his wife Gloria, with whom he had been married for 53 years, as well as three daughters and four grandchildren.
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