Donny Hathaway

Donny Hathaway
1945 - 1979

Donny Hathaway  American Vocalist

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Donny Hathaway passed away on 13th Jan 1979 aged 33.


Donny Hathaway was previously married to Eulaulah Hathaway.

He had encounters with Roberta Flack.


American Vocalist Donny Hathaway was born on 1st October, 1945 in Chicago, IL and passed away on 13th Jan 1979 Chicago, IL aged 33. He is most remembered for Hathaway achieved his greatest commercial success as Roberta Flack`s duet partner. His zodiac sign is Libra.

Donny Hathaway is a member of the following lists: Suicides in New York City, Singers from Chicago, Illinois and Suicides by jumping in the United States.


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First Name Donny
Last Name Hathaway
Alternative Name Donny Pitts
Age 33 (age at death) years
Birthday 1st October, 1945
Birthplace Chicago, IL
Died 13th January, 1979
Place of Death Chicago, IL
Cause of Death committed suicide
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Libra
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
University Howard University, DC
Occupation Text Musician songwriter, arranger, conductor, producer
Occupation Vocalist
Claim to Fame Hathaway achieved his greatest commercial success as Roberta Flack`s duet partner
Music Genre (Text) Chicago soul, soul, jazz, gospel, R&B, blues
Music Genre R&B, Piano
Year(s) Active 1966–1979, 1967–1979
Music Style Soul, Smooth Soul, Chicago Soul
Music Mood Yearning, Cathartic, Melancholy, Intimate, Sensual, Poignant, Passionate, Romantic, Wistful, Plaintive, Ambitious, Party/Celebratory, Exuberant, Spiritual
Instrument Vocals, Piano, Arranger, Keyboards
Instrument (text) Vocals, piano, keyboards
Record Label Curtom, Atco
Associated Acts Lalah Hathaway, Roberta Flack, Curtis Mayfield, Leroy Hutson, Earth, Wind & Fire, Quincy Jones, Earth, Wind & Fire
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Donny Edward Hathaway (October 1, 1945 – January 13, 1979) was an American jazz, blues, soul, and gospel vocalist and musician. Hathaway contracted with Atlantic Records in 1969 and with his first single for the Atco label, "The Ghetto, Part I" in early 1970, Rolling Stone magazine "marked him as a major new force in soul music." His collaborations with Roberta Flack scored high on the charts and won him the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for the duet, "Where Is the Love" in 1973. At the height of his career Hathaway was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and was known to not take his prescribed medication regularly enough to properly control his symptoms. On January 13, 1979, Hathaway's body was found outside the luxury hotel Essex House in New York City; his death was ruled a suicide.

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Donny Hathaway33 LibraVocalist
Roberta Flack79 AquariusSongwriter
Eulaulah Hathaway-


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Posted commentsView all comments (5)

omarsclubFeb 17, 2011

musical legend

DannyJun 9, 2010

This man was my idle. I loved his voice and the quality of music that he wrote. WBeing a fraternity brother, each year I did a concert in honor of him while in college in the late 70`s. He was truly a talented artist. What`s even greater is to hear him in the voice of his daughter.

kamoDec 4, 2009

I wishe i was born earlier too ,imagine going to one of his performance`s , WHAT A WASTE ON SUICIDE.

ClaudiaMay 30, 2008

Donny died when I was a toddler but I wish I could have been around to hear him sing. Even today I thoroughly enjoy his music. Some of the songs seems just as up to date as recent artists. He was truly amazing.

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