The ‘What You Won’t Do For Love’ singer turned 71

Bobby Caldwell, who famously sang R&B hits including “What You Won’t Do For Love” and “Open Your Eyes,” has died. He was 71.

The soulful singer-songwriter’s wife announced his death on her official Twitter account on Wednesday, saying he was at home.

“Bobby died here at home. I held him in my arms when he left us. I am forever devastated. Thank you all for your many prayers over the years.” she wrote.

She said her husband had been struggling with health problems for the past six years after being “floxed,” a condition that occurs after an adverse effect from taking a fluoroquinolone antibiotic, according to the Regenerative Medicine LA treatment center.

USA TODAY has reached out to Caldwell’s representatives for more information.

Singer-songwriter Bobby Caldwell performs during the 2013 Soul Train Awards at Orleans Arena on November 8, 2013 in Las Vegas.

Caldwell’s distinctive voice transcended genres of jazz, R&B and rock as his soulful hit song “What You Won’t Do For Love” soared up the Billboard 100 charts following its 1978 release on his eponymous debut album.

“What You Won’t Do For Love” became a multi-generational hit, in part due to its wide appeal as a sample and cover song. Tupac Shakur sampled the track on his 1998 “Do for Love” and Boyz II Men, Snoh ​​Aalegra, Michael Bolton and more have covered it.

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