Grammy Award-Winning Producer LaShawn Daniels a.k.a. Big Shiz Passes Away At 41

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According to a report from The Independent, renown songwriter LaShawn Daniels has died at the age 41.

Throughout his storied career, Daniels worked with juggernauts such as — and not limited to — Michael and Janet Jackson, Mary J Blige, Alicia Keys, Toni Braxton, Brandy and Monica, with whom the latter two stars he co-write their smash “The Boy Is Mine” alongside Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins.

Hit records from Destiny’s Child (“Say My Name”), Whitney Houston (“It’s Not Right But It’s OK”) and Lady Gaga and Beyoncé (“Telephone”) are also credited to the late producer. Daniels was also a regular cast member for the popular VH1 reality show, Tamar & Vince.

He is survived by his wife April and two children.

Once word his death hit the internet, fellow musicians Kirk Franklin, Ari Lennox, Kehlani, Tank and more hit social media to pour out their condolences.

HipHopDX also sends condolences to the Daniels’ family. Check out the reactions below.

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Can’t believe this. Rest In Peace big bro! 💔 @bigshiz

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💔💔💔💔💔 I can’t even process that you’re gone. I learned everything I know about harmonies and vocal production and songwriting from YOU at day one straight outta sac into your arms and coaching!! All your timeless work. Purple Reign days are my entire foundation. The classic songs you’ve written. Your kindness and willingness to work with some new girls straight from their hometown and give us your ALL after working with LEGENDS ONLY! I would be nothing. I was just talking about you to billboard and it feels like yesterday that we were all in the studio laughing, crying, working day and night just to get a glimpse a dream. The way you made me do it over and over and teach me to come and sing with that shiz vibrato that was so recognizably yours. Your patience with my pitchy ass at 19. The way you sang toot it and boot it around the studio echoing in the halls. That loud contagious laugh. I will never forget your presence. I really don’t know what to say this is heart breaking I hope the world knows the angel we just lost. I 😥😥😥 really wish this weren’t true. Life is so short man I pray for your family. Your twin son. I pray that God wraps his arms around everyone tonight as we pray and re imagine you with the wings you’ve always had. I will miss you Shiz. So much. Rest well. Play your music and sing loud in heaven so we can hear it in our dreams. I love you

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My brother forever 💔 @bigshiz

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Brunchin with my Boo🥰 #CoolCouples

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