Darryl Pandy has died, following a long illness.
Pandy was best known as the vocalist on Farley "Jackmaster" Funk's Love Can't Turn Around, which made the UK charts twice: once in the 80s, and once in the 90s:
The self-styled "round mound of chocolate sound" boasted a six and a half octave range, which coupled with his connections to the nascent Chicago house scene in the early 80s created him a solid niche. 5Chicago laments that his huge back catalogue is spread across a number of mostly now-defunct labels, and hopes for a project to try and reunite the work.
Farley Jackmaster posted a tribute on Facebook:
Our Brother In The LORD And My Lil Brother And Friend & Artist Darryl Pandy Has Went Home To The LORD To Sing In GOD'S Heavenly Choir. iLove You Darryl As iHave Told You Over & Over Again...
Love Can't Turn Around No Matter What...GOD Bless You In JESUS CHRIST HOLY NAME...
During his illness, a series of benefit gigs had been held in Chicago.