In April, Charles Bradley announced that he would cancel his tour due to complications with his stomach cancer. The world, not just of music, rallied behind him. On May 25, he completed his cancer treatment and announced his return to touring.
When he hit the road, it was like a new fire had been sparked inside of the singer. Every word, every chord, every note, was filled with an undeniable passion.
On Wednesday (September 6), Bradley announced that he would be cancelling his remaining tour dates after his cancer returned and has spread to his liver.
At the time, Bradley released the following statement:
“I love all of you out there that made my dreams come true. When I come back, I’ll come back strong, with God’s love. With God’s will, I’ll be back soon.”
On September 23, Bradley succumbed to the cancer at the age of 68. He will forever be missed.
Rest in Peace Charles. Your soul burned bright for all to see.