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Soul Singer Charles Bradley Dead At 68

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Such sad news from the world of soul music.

Legendary singer Charles Bradley has died, according to a statement from his spokesperson. He had been battling a second bout of cancer; the legendary musician was 68 years old.

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The spokesperson informed media today that Bradley, who had long drawn comparisons to James Brown for his excitable and magnetic persona on stage, had been suffering the second bout with liver cancer less than a year after he had fought stomach cancer.

The statement confirming Bradley's death read:

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Listen To This: Hurts So Good

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Charles Bradley doesn't just sing the blues. He's lived them!

The soul singer has lead a very difficult life, including his own near-death experience and the murder of his brother. He worked a series of odd jobs, including being a James Brown impersonator. It was while doing his best Godfather that he got discovered. And so began his music career - well into his 50s!

Inspiring stuff!

Bradley's song Heartaches & Pain is dripping with authenticity and nuance. This is some real shit! Powerful! Beautiful!

Check it out (above)!

Then CLICK HERE to listen to more music from Charles Bradley!

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