Manager: Philadelphia soul singer Billy Paul dies at 81

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Monday, April 25, 2016

BLACKWOOD, N.J. -- Philadelphia soul singer Billy Paul had died. The singer, born Paul Williams, was 81 years old.

Paul died in his Blackwood, New Jersey, home Sunday from pancreatic cancer, Action News has learned from the singer's manager.

The North Philadelphia native was a Grammy Award winning American soul singer, best known for his 1972 No. 1 hit single "Me and Mrs. Jones."

According to his website, "(Paul) is one of the many artists associated with the Philadelphia soul sound created by Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff, and Thom Bell."