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Grammy Award-Winning Singer, B.J. Thomas, Dies at 78

THR is reporting that B.J. Thomas, who is known for “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head,’ died Saturday at his home in Arlington, Texas, from complications due to stage four lung cancer.

His passing was confirmed on his official Facebook page. “It is with profound sadness we confirm the passing of BJ Thomas,” read the post.

A bit about him, as shared by the outlet:

Among his hits were the 1966 cover of Hank Williams’ “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” — which was released by Skepter Records and became Thomas’ first million-selling single — and “(Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song.”

His single “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head,” which was penned by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, appeared in the film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and won the Academy Award for best original song. The trackreemerged in Forrest GumpCharlie’s Angels: Full ThrottleClerks 2 and Spider-Man 2.

He was 78.

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