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'Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head' Singer B.J. Thomas Dead at 78

Rodolfo Vieira
May 30, 2021
12:45 P.M.
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B.J. Thomas, the man behind the famous hit "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head," has recently passed away at the age of 78 after a battle with lung cancer.

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Thomas, a five-time Grammy winner, drew his last breath on Saturday, May 29, at his home in Arlington, Texas, and his death was confirmed through his official Facebook page.

The artist's passing comes just two months after the announcement that he had been diagnosed with stage four lung cancer and was being treated at a local health care facility in Texas.

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HE WAS VERY HUMBLE

At the time, Thomas took the opportunity to make his own eulogy, mainly focused on sharing his gratitude to his wife Gloria, his family, friends and fans. He wrote:

"I'm so blessed to have had the opportunity to record and perform beautiful songs in pop, country, and gospel music, and to share those wonderful songs and memories around the world with millions of you."

Singer B.J. Thomas performing at the 2010 Stagecoach Music Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California | Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

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Thomas, who was born in Hugo, Oklahoma, but was raised in Houston, Texas, also asked his fans for their prayers and that his music can live on through them.

His songs were so iconic that they were also featured in several Hollywood movies.

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A MUSIC ICON

The late singer crashed the music scene in the 1960s, having registered a total of 26 hits between 1966 and 1983 on the Billboard Hot 100, including "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" and "Just Can't Help Believing."

Among some of Thomas' most well-known songs are "Rock and Roll Lullaby," "Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song," "Whatever Happened to Old Fashioned Love" and "As Long as We Got Each Other."

His songs were so iconic that they were also featured in several Hollywood movies such as 1994's "Forrest Gump," 2003's "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" and 2004's "Spider-Man 2."

Thomas is survived by his wife Gloria, who was his rock for 53 years, their three daughters Paige, Nora and Erin, as well as their grandchildren Nadia, Keira, Ruby and Billy Joe.

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