John Davis, one of the real singers behind musical group Milli Vanilli, has passed away of coronavirus. He was 66.
“My dad passed away this evening through the coronavirus,” his daughter Jasmin posted to Facebook.
“He made a lot of people happy with his laughter and smile, his happy spirit, love and especially through his music. He gave so much to the world! Please give him the last round of applause. We will miss him dearly.”
Milli Vanilli – which included Rob Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan – was best known for their hits, ‘Girl I’m Gonna Miss You’, ‘Girl You Know It’s True’, ‘Blame It On The Rain’ and ‘Babe Don’t Forget My Number’.
The duo won a Grammy for Best New Artist in 1990.
However, it was soon revealed that Pilatus and Morvan didn’t actually sing the songs on the album. One of the real singers was John Davis. The scandal resulted in the duo having to return their Grammy.
Fabrice Morvan took to Twitter to pay tribute to the singer, writing: “R.I.P brother @johndavisrmv Can’t believe it, thanks for all the love you’ve spread through out the years, from the edge of the stage. You and I had a great run, it was fun to celebrate life with the help of music. Peace one love Your voice will live on. Play it loud everybody.”
R.I.P BROTHER @JohnDavisRMV
CAN’T BELIEVE IT, THANKS FOR ALL THE LOVE YOU’VE SPREAD THROUGH OUT THE YEARS, FROM THE EDGE OF THE STAGE. YOU AND I HAD A GREAT RUN, IT WAS FUN TO CELEBRATE LIFE WITH THE HELP OF MUSIC. PEACE ONE LOVE
YOUR VOICE WILL LIVE ON. PLAY IT LOUD EVERYBODY. pic.twitter.com/tlvSEiYoS4
— Fab Morvan (@fabmorvan) May 24, 2021
Rest in Peace.