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Lou Rawls dead at 72

LOS ANGELES -- Lou Rawls, the Grammy Award-winning singer whose velvety baritone was one of the most recognizable voices in pop music on hits such as "Love Is a Hurtin' Thing," "Lady Love" and "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine," died Friday. He was 70.

 Rawls died of lung cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, said his publicist, Paul Shefrin. Rawls, who had lived in Scottsdale, Ariz., since 2003, was diagnosed with lung cancer about a year ago.Rawls' years as a recording artist included more than 70 albums, three Grammys, 13 Grammy nominations, one platinum album, five gold albums and a gold single.His distinctively rich baritone has been described as "dark as mahogany, as deep as a rolling river" and "as warm as smooth gravel heated over a fireplace."After hearing him perform in Las Vegas,

"Widely praised as a song stylist, the singer defied categorization: During his career, he sang everything from gospel to blues to jazz to soul to pop......

By Dennis MclellanLos Angeles Times

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above clipped from indystar.com and the full article can be found here


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