Grammy Award-winning Singer Billy Paul of Me and Mrs Jones Leaves Us. RIP.

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Billy Paul was best known for his 1972 hit Me and Mrs Jones. The music hit won a Grammy award and reached number one in the US.

A statement on his website said he died on Sunday of a “serious medical condition”. The NME music magazine has reported that this was pancreatic cancer.

Mr Paul, who was born as Paul Williams in Philadelphia, helped shape the course of modern R&B music.

In his youth, he performed alongside music legends including Charlie Parker and Nina Simone.