Grammy-Winning Songwriter LaShawn Daniels Dies At 41


Grammy-winning songwriter LaShawn Daniels, who penned hits for Lady Gaga and Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez and Whitney Houston, died this week from injuries sustained in a car crash. He was 41.

“The entire music community is feeling the loss of one of the greatest to ever do it,” tweeted singer Kirk Franklin. “We just stood together a week ago. No words.”

Kehlani shared: “we was supposed go crazy next week... appreciate you for f**kin wit me OG.. your legacy will never be forgotten!”

Daniels earned a Grammy in 2001 for Destiny’s Child’s “Say My Name” and earned nominations for songs like “The Boy Is Mine” by Brandy and Monica.

He was a co-writer of “Telephone” by Lady Gaga and Beyoncé, “If You Had My Love” by Lopez and “It’s Not Right But It’s Okay” by Houston. He also had a hand in writing Michael Jackson’s “You Rock My World” and Janet Jackson’s “LUV.”

Daniels was involved in a car accident in South Carolina, according to his wife April Daniels.