Bobby Caldwell, singer of ‘What You Won’t Do For Love’ dies at 71

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Bobby Caldwell

Singer/Songwriter Died at age 71

Singer Bobby Caldwellknown for his smooth blue-eyed soul voice, is dead after battling illness for several years… TMZ has confirmed this.

Bobby, whose biggest hit is the classic “What You Won’t Do for Love,” died in his sleep at home in New Jersey Tuesday night, according to his rep.

The singer/songwriter had been unable to walk for about 5 years due to painful attacks of neuropathy and a torn tendon in his ankle. Last year, his team revealed that Bobby reacted badly to a prescription antibiotic in 2017 — they say it ruptured his Achilles tendon, which led to the neuropathy.

Caldwell dropped his signature hit in 1978… when it reached the top 10 on Billboard, and ensured his self-titled debut album went double platinum.

When you’re of a certain age, you know every line of “Do for Love,” and the song is so enduring that you hear someone sing it almost every season on “American Idol” and “The Voice.”

It’s also been covered by countless artists — including Boyz II Men, Snoh Alegra And Michael Bolton — And Tupac Shakur sampled heavily for his song “Do For Love.”

Bobby also wrote songs for, among others Neil Diamond, Al Jarreau, Robert Flack And Boz Scaggs. He even wrote the 1986 No. 1 hit, “The Next Time I Fall.” Amy Grant And Peter Cetera.

Bobby turned 71.


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