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Grammy Award-Winning Songwriter LaShawn Daniels died Tuesday evening in a reported car crash. He was 41.

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Affectionately known in the music world as “Big Shiz”, Daniels is the hitmaker behind some of the world’s biggest hits, including Destiny’s Child‘s Lose My Breath, Whitney Houston‘s It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay, Lady Gaga and Beyoncé‘s Telephone, Jennifer Lopez‘s If You Had My Love, Brandy and Monica‘s The Boy Is Mine, Erica Campbell‘s I Luh God (he also appeared in the video) and many more.

His wife April Daniels spoke out on social media for the first time.

Celebrities instantly took to social media to share their love and respect of many whom they called friend.

The reality television world knew Daniels from his reoccurring appearances on Tamar & Vince and Braxton Family Values as Tamar Braxton‘s friend and writing partner. Their work together garnered Tamar a Grammy nod in 2013 for her single Love and War.

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Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Daniels family and its friends around the world.

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