15 Black Artists Who Died Too Young

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DONNY HATHAWAY, 33:   A talented singer and composer, Hathaway made a name for himself in the late 60s as a songwriter, penning hit records for other artists. But by the end of the decade he was signed as a recording artist in his own right and made waves as a singer, most notably for his duet with Roberta Flack “Where is the Love” (1973) and “The Closer I Get to You” (1978). Despite his success, Hathaway suffered with severe bouts of depression that culminated in the 33-year-old’s apparent suicide on the night of January 13, 1979.

DONNY HATHAWAY, 33: A talented singer and composer, Hathaway made a name for…