RIP: Otis Clay, R&B/soul singer

RIP: Otis Clay, R&B/soul singer

From Otis Clay’s official website:

Heart & Soul artist management is very sad to announce Otis Clay passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack in the early evening of January 8, 2016. Please keep the Clay family in your prayers.

From Rolling Stone:

Otis Clay, “Trying to Live My Life Without You” soul singer and Blues Hall of Fame inductee, passed away Friday in Chicago following a heart attack. Clay was 73. His management confirmed Clay’s death on his official site, asking fans to “please keep the Clay family in your prayers.”

Clay’s longtime collaborator Billy Price told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Saturday following the singer’s passing, “After the shock of this wore off a little, I was left with a feeling of gratitude to have known him. I had the opportunity to sing with him and to learn from one of the true masters of the genre I work in. We first sang together in 1983, and I have so many memories of the great shows we did together over the years.” Clay and Price released their This Time for Real in 2015. […]

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