John Davis, one of the real singing voices behind the pop group Milli Vanilli, died on May 24 from COVID-19.
He was 66.
John’s daughter Jasmine shared the sad news on social media.
My dad passed away this evening through the coronavirus.
He made a lot of people happy with his laughter and smile, his happy spirit, love and especially through his music.
He gave so much to the world! Please give him the last round of applause. We will miss him dearly.
Milli Vanilli won a Grammy for Best New Artist in 1990 from their hit album Girl You Know It’s True.
The lip singing duo was made up of members Fabrice Morvan and Rob Pilatus, also known as Fab and Rob.
After a few close encounters with being totally exposed, Fab, Rob, and their producer admitted that they were lip singing.
They acknowledge that John Davis, along with a few others, were the real voices on the songs.
After the jig was up, the group had to give back their Grammy, and lawsuits and demands for refunds from fans came rolling in.
Group member Rob Pilatus died of an overdose in 1998 at age 32.
John Davis tried to recreate the group with Fabrice Morvan, but they were not able to obtain the success of the original group.
Watch the video below:
Rest in power John Davis. We send our condolences to his friends and family.