TORONTO (CelebrityAccess) – Canadian singer/songwriter and musician Eric Mercury handed away Monday as a consequence of what was confirmed to be pancreatic most cancers. His age is unknown at the moment however assumed to be the mid-70s.
Mercury obtained his begin in Canada, was born right into a household of musicians, and commenced performing when he was hardly sufficiently old to attend public college. His household carried out as a musical group, showing at native church buildings, colleges, and group occasions. It gave him an opportunity to shine his expertise earlier than transferring to New York within the late 60s to pursue a solo profession. Throughout this time, he carried out within the band The Pharaohs and Eric Mercury and the Soul Searchers.
He launched his debut solo album, Electrical Black Man in 1969. Many within the trade thought-about it to be a milestone 60s recording. Throughout his time as a performing artist, he launched Funky Sounds Nurtured within the Fertile Soil of Memphis that Scent of Rock (1972), Love Is Taking Over (1973), Eric Mercury (1975), and Gimme a Name Somtime (1981).
He ultimately moved on to work behind the scenes within the trade, writing and producing for different artists akin to Robert Flack and Donny Hathaway. He additionally appeared within the stage manufacturing of Jesus Christ Celebrity and had a movie function as Tyrone Blackwood in American Scorching Wax.
After relocating from New York to Los Angeles and ultimately, Chicago, Mercury migrated again to his hometown of Toronto the place he was the Music Director for SBReid Productions. Please see beneath for the numerous Fb tributes.