Otis Clay Dead At 73 From Heart Attack

(The Blues) Otis Clay has died aged 73 after suffering a heart attack in Chicago. The news was confirmed on his official website. The soul singer was born in Mississippi in 1942 and started his musical career with various gospel groups.

In the mid-60s he signed with Chicago label One-derful! Records, where he recorded That's How It Is (When You're In Love) and A Lasting Love. In 1971, Clay hooked up with producer Willie Mitchell at Hi Records and recorded his biggest hit Trying To Live My Life Without You.

He was nominated for a Grammy in 2008 in the Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance category for the track Walk A Mile In My Shoes, and was inducted into the Blues Hall Of Fame in 2013. Read more here.

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