“Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” singer B.J. Thomas dies at 78
B.J. Thomas, the five-time Grammy Award-winning vocalist best known for singing “Hooked on a Feeling” and “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head”, has died at the age of 78 from complications due to stage four lung cancer.
Thomas shared news of his diagnosis in March and immediately began treatment at a local health care facility in Texas.
“I’m so blessed to have had the opportunity to record and perform beautiful songs in pop, country, and gospel music, and to share those wonderful songs and memories around the world with millions of you,” he said in a statement at the time. “I ask all of you for your prayers during this time and that my music can live on with you.”
The Grammy Hall of Fame inductee sold over 70 million albums worldwide, with a total of eight No. 1 hits and 26 Top 10 singles to his name. He’s perhaps best known for his version of Burt Bacharach and Hal David song “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head”, which was featured in the 1969 Western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and went on to win Best Original Song at the Academy Awards.