‘Hooked on a Feeling’ singer B.J. Thomas dies at 78

The Associated Press - May 30, 2021 8:30 am

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007. file photo, Music artist B.J. Thomas speaks after Gov. Brad Henry, left, presented Thomas with a proclamation at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City. B.J. Thomas, the versatile, Grammy-winning singer who enjoyed success on the pop, country and gospel charts with such hits as “I Just Can’t Help Believing,” “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” and “Hooked On a Feeling,” has died, Saturday, May 29, 2021. He was 78. (Paul B. Southerland/The Oklahoman via AP, File)

One of the country’s most popular and versatile singers, B.J. Thomas, has died. He was 78 years old.

Thomas was a Grammy-winning singer who enjoyed success on the pop, country, and gospel charts with such hits as “I Just Can’t Help Believing,” “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head,” and “Hooked on a Feeling.”

A statement released by Thomas’ representatives said the singer died on Saturday in Texas from complications due to lung cancer.

A Hugo, Oklahoma native who grew up in Houston, Texas, Billy Joe Thomas broke through in 1966 with a gospel-styled cover of Hank Williams’ “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” and went on to sell millions of records and have dozens of hits across genres.

 

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