Popular Grammy-award-winning lead singer William Hart is dead

Glamsquad reports that Grammy-winning lead singer of the R&B band The Delfonics, William “Poogie” Hart, has died.


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Hadi, William’s son, told TMZ that his father was having trouble breathing and was recently taken to Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, where he died Thursday, July 14, from complications during surgery.

In the late 1960s, William and his brother, Wilbert, formed the Philadelphia-based group with Randy Cain, Ritchie Daniels, and Thom Bell.



The Delfonics won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group, Vocal Or Instrumental in 1971 for “Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time).”


“Didn’t I” and “La-La” were also featured in the film “Jackie Brown” by Quentin Tarantino. Spike Lee’s “Crooklyn” and Nicolas Cage’s “The Family Man” were two other films that popularized their music.



Their songs “Ready or Not Here I Come (Can’t Hide from Love)” and “Funny Feeling” were featured on the fictional radio station The Lowdown 91.1 in the video game “Grand Theft Auto V.”


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After twelve top-20 hits on Billboard’s R&B and Soul Single Chart, the original band split in 1975. Former members formed splinter groups that performed into the 1990s and 2000s.

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