Real Milli Vanilli Singer John Davis Dies at 66 https://t.co/xUHEHjepGC— Variety (@Variety) May 27, 2021
One of the real singers behind infamous musical duo Milli Vanilli has died. John Davis passed away at 66 years of age due to the coronavirus. His daughter posted the news on Facebook earlier this week.
Milli Vanilli had great success during the late 1980s and won a Grammy in 1990 for Best New Artist. However they had to return the award when it was revealed that the front members of the group - Rob Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan - weren't actually the ones really singing. Instead it was John Davis and others who were merely credited as backup singers.
Morvan posted a tribute to Davis on Twitter:
R.I.P BROTHER @JohnDavisRMV— Fab Morvan (@fabmorvan) May 24, 2021
CAN’T BELIEVE IT, THANKS FOR ALL THE LOVE YOU’VE SPREAD THROUGH OUT THE YEARS, FROM THE EDGE OF THE STAGE. YOU AND I HAD A GREAT RUN, IT WAS FUN TO CELEBRATE LIFE WITH THE HELP OF MUSIC. PEACE ONE LOVE
YOUR VOICE WILL LIVE ON. PLAY IT LOUD EVERYBODY. pic.twitter.com/tlvSEiYoS4
Pilatus passed away in 1998 after an accidental overdose.
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