Singer who rose to prominence for releasing the 1970 hit single "Hey There Lonely Girl."
He was born in Norfolk, Virginia and raised in New York.
His famous ballad, "Hey There Lonely Girl," is a cover with modified gendered pronouns of the 1963 Ruby and the Romantics song, "Hey There Lonely Boy."
His mother began teaching him piano when he was two. He had three children with his wife Sheila.
He once toured with William Hart and the Delfonics.