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Christian and Grammy Winning Songwriter Lashawn Daniels Dies in Car Accident

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"Daniels was a man of extraordinary faith and a pillar in our family."


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Songwriter Lashawn Daniels is gone too soon at 41. Lashawn passed away tragically in a car accident in South Carolina. Daniels was a Grammy award-winning songwriter.

Lashawn helped write songs for Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Whitney Houston, Jennifer Lopez and Michael Jackson. Some of his credits include mega-hits “You Rock My World,” by Michael Jackson, “It’s Not Right (But It’s Okay)” by Whitney Houston, “Telephone” by Beyoncé and Lady Gaga, and lastly “The Boy Is Mine” by Brandy and Monica.

Fellow musicians and artists have sent their condolences online. Gospel singer Kirk Franklin shared”The entire music community is feeling the loss of one of the greatest to ever do it…We just stood together a week ago. No words.” Daniels will be missed.

He was recently honored for the song “Say My Name” by Destiny’s child, which was celebrating its 20th anniversary. Daniels told the recording academy. “We did everything we possibly could to make sure we were successful, and lo and behold, 20 years later, I’m doing an interview about a song that we did. I think the mission was accomplished.”

Lashawn was a man of faith. His wife comments on her Instagram post that he was “…Daniels was a man of extraordinary faith and a pillar in our family.” Lashawn credits God for his vast accomplishments. He wrote in a recent post before his passing “How could this kid from Newark NJ get to such a level? Answer; MY LORD AND SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST! God allows us to be part of history and we not even know. The thing that Navigates such blessings is “TRUST” I Trust in the Lord with ALL my Heart.”