LaShawn Daniels death: Tributes pour in for Grammy-winning songwriter and close friend of Tamar Braxton

LaShawn Daniels
Songwriter LaShawn Daniels dies at 41. Pic credit: BigShiz (LaShawn Daniels)/Instagram

Singer-songwriter and producer LaShawn Daniels has died at 41 years old. Although his family has not yet officially confirmed the news by releasing a statement, stars, friends, and colleagues have taken to Twitter and Instagram to share the news.

LaShawn Daniels’ cause of death has not been confirmed, but some sources are reporting that he died in a car crash.

Stars who have paid tribute on Twitter and Instagram include Tamar Braxton, Kirk Franklin, singer Kehlani, singer-songwriter Dawn Richard, Elijah Connor, songwriter MNEK, and Victoria Monet.

Fans have also been paying tribute on Twitter and Instagram, with many leaving comments on his last post made 2 days ago after the 2019 BMI Awards in Atlanta.

Who was LaShawn Daniels?

LaShawn Daniels, popularly known as Big Shiz, was a songwriter who was best known for writing scores of hit songs for top artists such as Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Michael and Janet Jackson. He also worked with George Michael, Spice Girls, Mary J. Blige and Alicia Keys. Daniels even collaborated with top music producers such as Darkchild (Rodney Jerkins).

He wrote hit songs such as Beyonce and Lady Gaga’s Telephone, Tony Braxton’s He Wasn’t Man Enough, Whitney Houston’s It’s Not Right But It’s Okay, Destiny’s Child Lose My Breath and Say My Name. He also wrote Jennifer Lopez’s hit single If You Had My Love, Monica and Brandy’s The Boy is Mine, and Michael Jackson’s You Rock My World.

In 2000, LaShawn Daniels won a Grammy for his work on Destiny’s Child’s Say My Name. He also earned a Grammy nomination in 2013 for his work on Tamar Braxton’s Love and War. More recently, LaShawn and his wife April have appeared regularly on WeTV’s Braxton Family Values and Tamar & Vince. They are close friends of the Braxton family.

LaShawn Daniels is survived by his wife April and sons Omarr, Tahson and Jett.

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