The Delfonics’ founding member and lead vocalist William Hart passed away at the age of 77.
According to TMZ, Hart died on Thursday, July 14th, as a result of complications following surgery.
Following the operation, he had breathing problems, which ultimately caused him to pass away.
The original lineup of The Delfonics included Philadelphia natives Randy Cain, William Hart, and their brother Wilbert. The group had a series of singles in the late 1960s and early 1970s, including “Ready or Not Here I Come (Can’t Hide from Love),” “I’m Sorry,” “La-La (Means I Love You),” and “Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time).”
Due to a decline in the group’s popularity in the late 1970s, William and Wilbert finally had a falling out and split off to start their own versions of the Delfonics.
In 1971, The Delfonics won the Grammy for Best R&B Performance for their song “Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time).” They were recognized to the National Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame in 2014.
Let’s continue to pray for his family.