Roseymac Posted January 6, 2006 Share Posted January 6, 2006 Rawls died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he was hospitalized last month for treatment of lung and brain cancer, said his publicist, Paul Shefrin. His wife, Nina, was at his bedside when he died. "He was one of the few singers that you knew without hearing more than a few notes, that it was him," Burt Bacharach told The Associated Press. · Born in Chicago, 1935 · Rawls was diagnosed with lung cancer in December 2004 and brain cancer in May 2005. Rawls told Shefrin he quit smoking 35 to 40 years ago. Asked about reports Rawls tried to treat his cancer holistically, Shefrin said: "He did try alternative methods. He used traditional and alternative methods." Along with his wife, Rawls is survived by four children: Louanna Rawls, Lou Rawls Jr., Kendra Smith and Aiden Rawls. Funeral arrangements were incomplete, Shefrin said. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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