Grammy-winning songwriter LaShawn Daniels dies in car crash

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April Daniels, LaShawn Daniels

FILE – This Jan. 26, 2014 file photo shows songwriter LaShawn Daniels, right, and his wife April Daniels at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. LaShawn Daniels, a Grammy Award-winning songwriter who penned songs for Beyoncé, Whitney Houston and Lady Gaga died, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, in a fatal car accident in South Carolina. He was 41. He earned a Grammy in 2001 for his songwriting work on Destiny Child’s “Say My Name.” (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LaShawn Daniels, a Grammy Award-winning songwriter who penned songs for Beyoncé, Whitney Houston and Lady Gaga has died. He was 41.

Daniels’ wife April said in a statement that her husband died in a car accident Tuesday in South Carolina. He earned a Grammy in 2001 for his songwriting work on Destiny Child’s “Say My Name.”

Daniels co-wrote several Grammy-nominated songs including Tamar Braxton’s “Love and War,” Toni Braxton’s “He Wasn’t Man Enough” and “The Boy is Mine,” a track featuring Brandy and Monica.

He also contributed on Beyoncé’s “Telephone,” Jennifer Lopez’s “If You Had My Love” and Michael Jackson’s “You Rock My World.”

His wife, April Daniels, called her husband a “man of extraordinary faith and a pillar in our family.”

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