The front man of British soul band Hot Chocolate, Errol Brown, known for the 1975 hit “You Sexy Thing,” has died at age 71. The singer passed away at his home in the Bahamas after battling liver cancer, Sky News reported on Wednesday. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.
His manager, Phil Dale, told the U.K. TV station that Brown was “a wonderful gentleman,” adding, There was always music around wherever he was.”
Brown was the sole songwriter of most of Hot Chocolate’s most popular songs, including its most famous, “You Sexy Thing,”. which contains the lyrics, “I believe in miracles / Where are you from / You Sexy Thing.” The track reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1976 and has been featured in movies such as Boogie Nights, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, Legally Blonde, and The Full Monty, in which Once Upon a Time star Robert Carlyle’s character performs a striptease to it.