Bobby Caldwell, ‘What You Won’t Do for Love’ Singer, Dead at 71

Blue-eyed soul star beloved by hip-hop beat makers and Black audiences dies following years of health issues

Bobby Caldwell, The oft-sampled, blue-eyed soul singer behind the late Seventies smash “What You Won’t Do for Love,” has died at the age of 71.

“Bobby passed away here at home,” Caldwell’s wife Mary tweeted Wednesday. “I held him tight in my arms as he left us. I am forever heartbroken. Thanks to all of you for your many prayers over the years.”