Jay Black, the pb vocalist of Jay and the Americans, died Friday astatine the property of 82, his household said.
Complications from pneumonia was the origin of decease for the Brooklyn-born frontman, household told Rolling Stone magazine.
Black was the 2nd “Jay” to beforehand the group, pursuing connected from Jay Traynor. A 3rd “Jay” fronted the set erstwhile they reformed successful the aboriginal 2000s, the mag reported.
The New York City ’60s doo-wop based pop-rock radical announced the decease of the vocalist, whose existent sanction was David Blatt, connected Facebook.
“We admit the large successes we had with him some arsenic a spouse and arsenic a pb singer,” the set wrote.
“We shared some fantastic and precise contentious times, and overmuch similar an ex-wife, we are truthful arrogant of the beauteous children we created. We’ll ever retrieve The Voice.”
“Jay Black was an iconic performer with a dependable that was instantly recognizable anyplace successful the world,’’ said John Catsimatidis, who recalled that Black helped tally his campaign for mayor successful 2013. “He near america excessively soon. We mislaid a tremendous endowment today.”