Errol Brown, the former lead singer of the British pop disco group Hot Chocolate, has passed away in his native Bahamas following a battle with liver cancer. He was 71.
Brown wrote Hot Chocolate's signature song "You Sexy Thing" which became a hit in 1975 and re-charted in Britain again both in the 1980's and 1990's. The song has been used in countless movies and TV shows.
Brown also co-wrote "Brother Louie", a song about forbidden interracial love, which would later become a hit for Stories and decades later became a smash in North Korea because it was Kim Jong-un's favorite song.
Alexis Petridis of The Guardian has an interesting profile of Brown and Hot Chocolate.