Being reported on Facebook that Lee Andrews has passed away. No further details at present.
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We are stunned and saddened to report that Lee Andrews, frontman of Philly doo wop ensemble, Lee Andrews & The Hearts and father to our own founder Questlove, passed away last night at the age of 79. Though we don’t much in the way of details to share about the circumstances of his passing, it goes without saying that our hearts are with the Andrews and Thompson families. His son, perhaps the hardest working man in the music industry, paid fitting father in a touching note, posted to his Instagram last night:
The Greatest Teacher in my life, my dad Lee Andrews June 2nd 1936-March 16 2016. I love you. For every backstage experience. For every drum lesson. For giving me your tireless work ethic. For our father & son record binging expeditions. For our arguments over the summer I discovered#ItTakesANationOfMillions. For the look on your face when I told you “imma give this rap thing a try” (I waited til our 2nd album to have this convo btw) For the look on your face 5 years later when I told you “you don’t have to work no more. For the look on your face when a year later I was like “Seriously dad, you don’t have to work anymore!” For bringing my mom & my sister into my life. For the years we fell out. For the years we put it back together. But really, for the last 2 conversations we had. I understand why you were so hard on me praying I didn’t succumb to a fate not meant for a teenager in west philly in the mid 80s. I didn’t understand it at the time. But I appreciate it now. I hope Donn & I do you proud.#LeeAndrewsAndTheHearts”