BJ Thomas, a Grammy-winning singer who enjoyed success on the pop, country and gospel charts with hits including Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head and Hooked on a Feeling, has died. He was 78.
Thomas, who announced in March that he had lung cancer, died on Saturday at his home in Arlington, Texas, his publicist said.
A Hugo, Oklahoma-native who grew up in Houston, Billy Joe Thomas broke through in 1966 with a gospel-styled cover of Hank Williams’ I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry. He went on to sell millions of records and have dozens of hits.
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