One of the co-lead singers from the iconic 90’s duo ‘Milli Vanilli,’ John Davis, has now died after catching coronavirus at the age of 66.
As Fox News reports:
“My dad passed away this evening through the coronavirus,” Davis’ daughter Jasmin posted to Facebook on May 24. “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.”
German-French duo Milli Vanilli, with Rob Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan, was created by music producer Frank Farian. Their debut album, titled “All Or Nothing” released in Europe in 1988 and was repackaged as “Girl You Know It’s True” in 1989 in the U.S. The dance pop synth album was a smash hit, selling 11 million copies. Popular tracks included “Girl You Know It’s True,” “Blame It On The Rain” and “Babe Don’t Forget My Number.”
The album won a Grammy for best new artist in 1990.
Controversy over the band erupted in the early ’90s when it was discovered that both singers engaged in lip-syncing and didn’t sing any of their own music.