Grammy-winning songwriter LaShawn Daniels dies at 41

The Grammy-winning singer/songwriter and producer LaShawn Daniels has reportedly died at the age of 41.

While a cause of death has yet to be confirmed, Daniels’s reported passing has led to an outpouring of grief from fans and collaborators, who have taken to social media to express condolences.

Daniels was best known for his collaborations with the music producer Darkchild, with songwriting credits on a litany of pop and R&B classics including Brandy and Monica’s “The Boy Is Mine”, “Lose My Breath” by Destiny’s Child, “Telephone” by Lady Gaga and Beyoncé, “If You Had My Love” by Jennifer Lopez and “It’s Not Right But It’s Okay” by Whitney Houston.

He won a Grammy in 2000 for his songwriting work on Destiny’s Child’s “Say My Name”. His most recent Grammy nod came in 2013, for his work on Tamar Braxton’s single “Love and War”.

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