So what happened to LaShawn Daniels? Here's a look into the life and legacy of a man who wrote famous songs for artists like Beyoncé, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, and Lady Gaga.
What happened to LaShawn Daniels?
Any details surrounding LaShawn's reported death are still under wraps. On August 29, 2019, the songwriter and producer attended the 2019 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards in Sandy Springs, Ga. He appeared to be in good health at the event, and he Instagrammed a photo of himself on the red carpet after the event took place.
LaShawn Daniels had an incredible career in music.
A bio of LaShawn posted to his website states that the songwriter "has a catalogue that includes multi-platinum award winning songs" including, "It's Not Right (But It's Okay)" by Whitney Houston, "The Boy Is Mine" by Monica and Brandy, "You Rock My World” by Michael Jackson, “Telephone” by Lady Gaga, "Say My Name" by Destiny's Child, "Dejavu" and "Scared of Lonely" by Beyoncé, and "Redemption" and "Teenage Fever" by Drake.
LaShawn is survived by his wife, April Daniels.
"My first engagement ring was a blue plastic heart from @walgreens in Aventura FL," she wrote. "Some thought I was crazy when I showed it as my engagement ring, but I thought it was love."
"I was content because I knew what God was doing was by far more priceless than any diamond I could have ever received," April continued. "19 years later I still have that ring and what it symbolized when it was given... I love you @bigshiz."
The music industry is mourning the loss of LaShawn.
Countless artists, producers, fellow songwriters, and fans took to social media to express their grief over LaShawn's reported passing.
"Yooooo I’m lost," tweeted Dawn Richard. "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."
Our thoughts are with LaShawn's family, friends, and colleagues.