Cause of death for Daniels has been confirmed as a fatal car crash in South Carolina. His wife April Daniels has requested “In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lashawn Daniels Memorial Fund on PayPal at LashawnDanielsMemorial@gmail.com”
Our hearts and prayers to his wife, family, and friends.
Original Story September 4:
The Grammy-winning singer/songwriter and producer LaShawn ‘Big Shizz’ Daniels has died at the age of 41.
What We Know:
- 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 music producer Darkchild and for his 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.
- Daniels 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.”
- Daniels co-owned ‘Cool Couples’ with his wife April. ‘Cool Couples’ is a cool platform designed to help navigate couples through the upds and downs of their relationship.
- The music community has shown a litany of support via social media.
We were just laughing last Weds & Thursday …we were just joking around in texts. We’d planned to hang out in Charlotte when I came home for the Holidays. I AM SHOCKED and SHOOK, Lashawn Daniels @bigshiz one of the kindest most talented creatives WOW WOW WOW 💔 😢 R.I.H. Bruh! pic.twitter.com/HOeCN3MOMR
— Donald Lawrence (@DonaldLawrence) September 4, 2019
The entire music community is feeling the loss of one of the greatest to ever do it….. LaShawnDaniels…we just stood together a week ago. No words……
— Kirk Franklin (@kirkfranklin) September 4, 2019
This story is developing and will be updated here.