Bobby Taylor, R&B legend and producer, passed away at age 83 on Saturday morning, July 22nd of 2017. Rolling Stone reports he died in a Hong Kong hospital where he was living for years to be treated for leukemia and tumors.
Although he was often referred to as an “R&B legend,” he was also a “producer, creator and mentor to all of the greats in the early Motown days,” a family friend told the Rolling Stone. Taylor is very well-known for his discovery of the famous “Jackson 5” with Michael Jackson.
Many fans took to social media to express their condolences. See some fan tweets below.
Watch the video below in remembrance of the legend. This song is “I’m Your Man” by “Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers.”
In addition to Bobby Taylor, a famous movie actor also passed away over the weekend. Please join us in prayer for Taylor’s friends and family during this difficult time. Thank you!