71-year-old frontman an co-founder of British band Hot Chocolate, which is famous for such hits as You Sexy Thing and It Started With A Kiss, died of cancer at his home in Bahamas.
71-year-old frontman and co-founder of British band Hot Chocolate, which is famous for such hits as ‘You Sexy Thing’ and ‘It Started With A Kiss’, died of cancer at his home in Bahamas.
The climax of his popularity took place in the 1970s and 1980s including ‘So You Win Again’ and other hits mentioned above.
His death was caused by a liver cancer. His manager Phil Dale announced about that and also added that Brown was a wonderful gentleman.
In 1975 ‘You Sexy Thing’ reached number two in the UK charts and later got into the top three times. Also in 1997 it was used as a soundtrack in the blockbuster film ‘The Full Monty’.
Hot Chocolate was got together in Brixton, south London and reached the top of the charts already in 1977 with ‘So You Win Again’. Since that time the band become really famous and had fans of the same level or even much more higher. For example in 1981 Hot Chocolate performed a pre-wedding bash in Buckingham Palace for the Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer.
But in 1985 Brown, who moved to Britain from Jamaica with his mother at the age of 12, decided to leave the band and spend more time with his wife Ginette and two daughters, Colette and Leonie. However, a few years later he embarked on successful UK solo tours in 1990 and 1993.
In 1997 he was the one, who helped with the promotion of the classic ‘You Sexy Thing’ and later had a lot of successful UK solo tours.
In 2003 Brown was made an MBE and was given an Ivor Novello award for his outstanding contribution to British music a year later.