Colonel Abrams, the R&B singer who lent his voice to countless house hits, died aged 67 over the weekend.
The singer's longtime friend Tony Herbet confirmed the news yesterday (Sunday 27th November) via a Facebook post. The singer passed away on Thanksgiving, 24th November 2016, after a long battle with an unnamed illness.
Shortly after the news of Abrams’ death broke, several figures from the dance music world shared their condolences on social media, which you can see below.
They vary from describing him as “an architect of Chicago house music” and his death as “a sad day for the house community”. Defected Records also thanked him for “glorious dancefloor moments’.
A sad day for the house community.— Strictly Rhythm (@strictlyrhythm) November 27, 2016
Rest in peace to Colonel Abrams, the legendary 80s soul and house vocalist.... https://t.co/C1DDPd252n
2016 is so foul. daaang. RIP Colonel Abrams https://t.co/6CsREok0Jk— Mike Servito (@mikeservito) November 27, 2016
Music Is The Answer. Truth be told. RIP Colonel Abrams. pic.twitter.com/cyaLiCDzYB— Simon Dunmore (@SimonDunmore) November 27, 2016
Can't you see I'm so trap and I don't know what to do... Can't you see I'm so trap so in love with you!! RIP Colonel Abrams #*uck2016— Terry Hunter (@djterryhunter) November 27, 2016
"Music Is The Answer". Thank you Colonel Abrams for those glorious dance floor moments! pic.twitter.com/pypjUCz7HR— Defected Records (@DefectedRecords) November 27, 2016
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