Grammy-Winning Songwriter LaShawn Daniels Dead at 41 LaShawn Daniels, who helped write songs for many major artists, died on Sept. 4. His family broke the news in a statement to Instagram, saying he was the “victim of a fatal car accident in South Carolina.” April Daniels, via 'Page Six' Daniels was best known for his work with artists such as Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez. He also won a Grammy in 2000 for Destiny Child’s song, “Say My Name,” and was nominated in 2013 for Tamar Braxton’s “Lo

Grammy-winning songwriter LaShawn Daniels dies in car crash

Daniels' wife, April Daniels, said in a statement that her husband died in a car accident Tuesday in South Carolina. He earned a Grammy in 2001 for his songwriting work on Destiny Child's "Say My Name."

Daniels co-wrote several Grammy-nominated songs, including Tamar Braxton's "Love and War," Toni Braxton's "He Wasn't Man Enough" and "The Boy is Mine," a track featuring Brandy and Monica.

He also contributed on Beyoncé's "Telephone," Jennifer Lopez's "If You Had My Love" and Michael Jackson's "You Rock My World."

April Daniels called her husband a "man of extraordinary faith and a pillar in our family."

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