Hot Chocolate singer Errol Brown dies at age 71
Singer and Hot Chocolate frontman Errol Brown has died at age 71, according to the BBC. The Jamaica-born Brown was a cofounder of the U.K.-based soul-pop act, which formed in 1969 and enjoyed an extraordinary run of success in Britain during the ’70s and ’80s. The band’s hits included “It Started with a Kiss” and “You Sexy Thing,” which featured heavily in the 1997 comedy The Full Monty.
According to a statement released Wednesday by Brown’s manager, the singer passed away this morning in the Bahamas as a result of liver cancer. Chic guitarist and producer Nile Rodgers has paid tribute to the vocalist on Twitter, writing, “We had some good times back in the day. #ErrolBrown RIP.”
You can see the video for another of the band’s hits, “Every 1’s a Winner,” below.