Bobby Caldwell was an American singer and songwriter. The veteran R&B singer was fighting a battle and ultimately succumbed to it. Now Bobby has left behind his wife Mary and three daughters – Lauren, Tessa, and Katie.
Throughout his career, Bobby has not only got fame but earned a lot. According to the official reports, his net worth stood at approximately $8 million. He earned this through a span of 30 years music career.
Music Career of Bobby Caldwell
The “What You Won’t Do for Love” singer began singing when he was 17. He initially became a member of a Miami-based band called “Katmandu” after which he shifted to Los Angeles. Years later, Bobby Caldwell’s first album came out with the title of his own name. The net worth that Bobby earned is divided into 6 different decades. That’s because he got floxed and was inactive in 2017.
The famous jazz singer was known for many albums released over the years – “Soul Survivor (1996), Stuck on You (1992), Blue Condition (1996), and Where is Love (1993). In his albums, Bobby Caldwell imitated Frank Sinatra’s style and mixed it with his R&B for balance. During his songwriter phase, Bobby wrote multiple hits for Neil Diamond, Amy Grant, Boz Scaggs, Chicago, and Al Jarreau.
Bobby Caldwell: Early Life And Career
Bobby Caldwell spent his childhood in Miami but was born in Manhattan. His mother was a real estate dealer and she had Bob Marley as her client. That’s when Caldwell and Bob became friends.
Caldwell used to listen to R&B, Haitian, reggae, and Latin and that’s how he got more interested in music. He was a big fan of Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra. When Bobby was 12, he began playing guitar and piano and was consistently indulged in blues, rock and roll, jazz, and rhythm.
Bobby Caldwell had achieved a huge following in Japan throughout his career. The singer also received the award for Best Foreign Artist from Japan Record Awards.
Death of Bobby Caldwell
He was active in the music industry since 1968 and has been famous for R&B, jazz, soul, and adult contemporary. Known for his versatility and soulful music; Bobby was one of the famous singers.
He died on 14th March at the age of 71 at his home in Great Meadows. The reason for Bobby Caldwell’s death seems like the side effects of fluoroquinolone as his health was slowly declining. Although the great jazz singer has left the world, he would always be remembered for the kind of music he gave to the listeners.
The same was announced by Mary Caldwell, his wife on Twitter. She shared a message on the singer’s official account saying that Bobby has passed away and as he left the world, she held him tight in her arms. Adding to this, Mary wrote that she would be forever heartbroken. She also thanked everyone for their prayers throughout the years.
Talking about the illness, Mary Caldwell said that for the last 6 years and 2 months, Bobby had been struggling with fluoroquinolone. Several medical reports also suggested that Bobby couldn’t walk because of his ankle’s ruptured tendon and neuropathy.
Heartbroken with the news, netizens took to Twitter to show remorse for what happened. Rachelle Akuffo, a famous author tweeted saying that Bobby was a legend and she is sending strength and love to his family. The American DJ Cosmo Baker also shared a tweet. He sent his sincerest condolences to Mary. He thanked the universe for sharing Bobby with everyone as it brought plenty of joy to the world.