Legendary entertainment and banking industry giant, Don Davis has died.
The Wilmore Agency announced that Davis died on June 5 after a brief illness.
Davis led First Independence Bank, Michiganâ€™s only African American-owned and operated commercial bank with $204 million in assets (as of December 31, 2013). It was ranked as one of the top African American-owned banks in the U.S by Black Enterprise Magazine.
He was also a Grammy Award-winning producer recognized among other accomplishments, for his pioneering musical work at Motown Records.
His music has been sampled by several artists including Destinyâ€™s Child, and Jay-Z. He also produced the mega hit â€śDisco Lady,â€ť the first single ever to be certified Billboard Platinum.
The Wilmore Agency hailed him as “A lifelong entrepreneur and acknowledged leader in Detroitâ€™s business community for almost five decades. His contributions in both the music and banking industries delivered a profound influence on modern culture throughout America and around the world.”
Don Davis is survived by his wife Kiko, and three children. He was 75 years old.