The world has lost another legend.
John Davis, one of the real voices behind the German-French R&B duo Milli Vanilli, is dead at the age of 66.
“My dad passed away this evening through the coronavirus. He made a lot of people happy with his laughter and smile, his happy spirit, love, and especially through his music,” shared his daughter Jasmin in a post. “He gave so much to the world! Please give him the last round of applause. We will miss him dearly.”
She also confirmed he died after losing his battle with COVID-19 in a post via a GoFundMe page for his funeral.
“Last night we lost: a father, a brother, a grandfather, a friend…and one of a kind musician,” continued Jasmin. “We are deeply saddened by his passing and will miss him dearly, especially [his] smile and laughter.”
During the 80s and early 90s, Milli Vanilli was a popular singing group whose fame halted when people found out that the faces of the group, Fab Morvan and Rob Pilatus, weren’t actually the vocalist on their songs.
Despite the shocking discovery, Milli Vanilli still went on to the GRAMMYs where they won “Best New Artist” in 1990. Pilatus died in 1998 at the age of 33 from a suspected drug overdose.
Morvan took to Twitter to share a message following John Davis’ death.
“R.I.P BROTHER @JohnDavisRMV CAN’T BELIEVE IT, THANKS FOR ALL THE LOVE YOU’VE SPREAD THROUGHOUT 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,” he said in a post. ” PLAY IT LOUD EVERYBODY.”
R.I.P BROTHER @JohnDavisRMV
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
— Fab Morvan (@fabmorvan) May 24, 2021
Fab Morvan and John Davis were last seen together in 2015.