Thursday, February 16, 2006

SOULOBIT: Lynden David Hall

The death of Lynden David Hall has been announced.

A winner of the Best Newcomer at the MOBOs in 1998, and a former Best British Male nominee at the Brits, he'd released three well-recieved albums, including Medicine $ My Pain. This, his debut, received an enormous TV advertising push at the time which edged it past the silver sales mark; his other albums were equally warmly reviewed, but never attracted as much record company support or sales activity.

Hall managed to land some quite impressive dates - including a support slot on Janet Jackson's South African show, which gave him an audience of 35,000; he also supported M-People and had a role in the Linda McCartney Tribute show in memory of Paul McCartney's popular wife. He also cropped up in Love Actually (the Carry On England of the Hugh Grant mumbling-rom-com cycle) as a Wedding Singer. Indeed, although his career hadn't yet recouped, he did have a firm basis on which to build.

Sadly, it wasn't to be: The 31 year-old died from Hodgkin's Lymphoma on Tuesday.

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