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Grammy-Winning Songwriter LaShawn Daniels Laid To Rest, Wife Shares Heartbreaking Truth After His Tragic Death

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LaShawn Daniels, a Grammy-winning songwriter, was recently laid to rest after dying due to a car crash. More inside...

Grammy-winning songwriter LaShawn "Big Shiz" Daniels recently died as a result of injuries he sustained in a car accident. He was 41.

The incredibly talented songwriter penned hits for mega superstars, such as Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, Monica, Brandy, Toni Braxton, Tamar Braxton and tons more. As word started spreading that he had passed, his wife, April Daniels, posted a statement on social media confirming his death.


Celebs poured their hearts out in RIP tributes, including Tamar Braxton:

LaShawn nabbed a Grammy for Best R&B Song in 2001 for Destiny's Child's hit track, "Say My Name." He nabbed a nominated in the same category in 2004 for writing Tamar's "Love and War." LaShawn also wrote MJ's "You Rock My World," and MonicaBrandy's "The Boy Is Mine."

The songwriter and his wife made several guest appearances on "Tamar & Vince."

Following his untimely passing, LaShawn's family held a private, invite only, memorial service at Elevation Church - Ballantyne in Charlotte, NC to honor his legacy:







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For those who’ve inquired about LaShawn’s services - #bigshiz  #lashawndaniels  Thank you so much for the worldwide support and outpouring of love and prayers for the loss of our beloved LaShawn.  Words cannot express how it has lifted us in our time of sorrow.  We know there have been so many people who have felt LaShawn’s impact, and want to share in remembering him, but out of respect for our family, LaShawn’s memorial service is Private and by the family’s invitation only.  This is a solemn time for our immediate family and we wish to keep it personal.  To ensure the privacy and sensitive nature of the occasion, no media will be in attendance and only invited guests will be included on a list managed by trusted individuals.  With Love, The Family  

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Big Shiz's wife is having a hard time following his death. She has posted a few heartbreaking posts on her Instagram, missing her husband being by her side.



"My Life Will Never Be The Same," she captioned a video of her late husband.

Our hearts ache for her. Keeping April and the rest of the Daniels Family in our prayers. May he rest in peace.


Photo: Getty

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