Lou Rawls


Age: 72

legendary Grammy-winning singer who began as a gospel singer and spent nearly 50 years working his soulful, velvet-voiced magic on classic tunes including Tobacco Road, You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine, and Lady Love, but who gained respect through his fund-raising for the United Negro College Fund telethons (which raised more than $200 million) and appeared in 18 movies and on 16 TV shows.

Cause of Death: Lung and brain cancer

Born: December 1, 1933

Died: January 6, 2006

Los Angeles, California