American singer PJ Thomas died of cancer
American singer PJ Thomas died, Saturday, at his home in Arlington, Texas, at the age of 78, as a result of complications from lung cancer that he was suffering, according to his agents in a statement.
Thomas won five Grammy Awards between 1977 and 1981, and the public knew him for the first time in 1966, but the credit for his fame is especially due to the 1969 song "Raindrops Cape Folin On What Head".
Thomas won an Oscar for this optimistic song that forms the soundtrack to the movie "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," and it reached the top of the hit Parade in the United States.
Thomas was revealed in March that he suffers from advanced-stage lung cancer.