41-year-old famed songwriter LaShawn Daniels passed away, in a horrible car crash early this morning MTO News has confirmed. LaShawn Daniels also co-stared on the Tamar and Vince Show on WEtv.
LaShawn leaves behind his beautiful and loving wife, April, and the couple’s three sons, Omarr, Tahshon, & Jett.
News of Daniels’ death spread like wildfire this morning on the internet and his famous friends took to social media to share the news of his death.
Daniels, who is also known as Big Shiz, is responsible for writing a some of the most beloved R&B records of our generation – with songwriting credits on a litany of pop and R&B classics including Brandy and Monica’s “The Boy Is Mine”, “Lose My Breath” by Destiny’s Child, “Telephone” by Lady Gaga and Beyoncé, “If You Had My Love” by Jennifer Lopez and “It’s Not Right But It’s Okay” by Whitney Houston. He additionally worked on tracks by the Spice Girls, George Michael, Mary J Blige, Alicia Keys, Toni Braxton, Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson.
He won a Grammy in 2000 for his songwriting work on Destiny’s Child’s “Say My Name”. His most recent Grammy nod came in 2013, for his work on Tamar Braxton’s single “Love and War”.
In recent years Daniels had been a regular presence on the reality series Braxton Family Values and Tamar & Vince, appearing alongside his wife April.
“Yooooo I’m lost. Lashawn Daniels died?!!!! I’m stuck,” wrote Dawn Richard.
“This man took my vocal ability to new levels while working in Dirty Money. One of the funniest people with the best heart. A rare talent and a beautiful soul.”
Kehlani stated, “We was supposed go crazy next week… appreciate you for fuckin wit me OG.. your legacy will never be forgotten! this shit crazy! RIP Lashawn Daniels 💔”
Here are some more:
Yooooo I’m lost. Lashawn Daniels died?!!!! I’m stuck. This man took my vocal ability to new levels while working in Dirty Money. One of the funniest people with the best heart. A rare talent and a beautiful soul.
— DAWN (@DawnRichard) September 4, 2019
Wow. That Lashawn Daniels new. One of the greatest songwriters EVER. Literally A SOUND in R&B. Prayers to his family.
— Kirk Moore (@KirkWrites79) September 4, 2019
Damn.. LaShawn Daniels.. wtf, this can’t be real. This HURTS. He provided so many iconic songs in my life. Rest easy big man.. you will live in forever! pic.twitter.com/lgTOn4XWx4
— Mike Hough (@mikehoughmusic) September 4, 2019
— Shaun Martin (@Shunwun) September 4, 2019
Wow! The @BIGSHIZ news is sad & shocking. RIP to a true legend in the music industry. I spent so much of my youth studying his work for Beyonce/DC, MJ, Janet, Whitney, Mario, Brandy etc. Brandy’s “Full Moon” album is true work of art that I’ll forever cherish. Rest easy Big Shiz!
— EJ (@iwrightmusic) September 4, 2019