Jay Black, the lead singer of Jay and the Americans, has died at the age of 82.
Jay Black, the singer, died on Saturday at the age of 82 after complications from pneumonia, according to his family. His role in the rock band Jay and The Americans made him renowned. Jay Black, an 82-year-old American vocalist, has passed away.
Jay and the Americans were a rock band with Jay as the lead singer. The band was primarily active in the 1960s and had a long and fruitful musical career.
Jay’s family revealed on Saturday that the singer died of pneumonia-related complications.
The following is a quote from a Facebook post by the band: “We grieve the loss of David Blatt a/k/a Jay Black today, and we celebrate the amazing triumphs we shared with him as a partner and lead singer.
“Like an ex-wife, we enjoyed both amazing and tumultuous moments, and we are so proud of the lovely children we made.”
“We’ll always remember The Voice,” the group said, referring to his nickname.
Jay and the Americans are well remembered for opening for The Beatles at their first US show in Washington, DC in 1964.
Years later, though, Jay, whose real name is David Blatt, opted to pursue a solo career.
His family earlier stated to magazine outlet Rolling Stone: “Through his final show in 2017, new and old admirers marveled at the strength and range of Black’s voice.
“He had a special relationship with his audience… He treated them like family, knew many of their names, and dedicated songs to them from the stage, as well as meeting with them after the event.” Until his tragic death, the singer maintained an active lifestyle.
In 2017, he gave his farewell concert.
Jay’s four children, five grandsons, and two great-grandchildren survive him.
Fans have flocked to Twitter since the announcement of his death to express their condolences to the actor and his family.
One admirer wrote on Twitter: “I grew up listening to music. Jay Black, rest in peace.” “RIP one of the finest, high-pitched vocal leads of the 1960s- Jay Black of Jay & The Americans,” said another. Meanwhile, another heartbroken fan penned the following: “What a wonderful voice! Jay Black, rest in peace.” This is a breaking news story that is being updated all the time.
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