‘Me & Mrs Jones’ Singer Billy Paul Dies At 81

billypaul2We’ve lost another great one. Philadelphia soul singer Billy Paul died at the age of 81 Sunday morning, according to his manager.

Manager Beverly Gay told NBC10 that Paul, born Paul Williams, was diagnosed with cancer and was hospitalized last week at Temple University Hospital. He died Sunday at his home in Blackwood, New Jersey, according to Gay.

Born December 1, 1934 in Philadelphia, Paul began his music career at the age of 11 when he appeared on local radio station WPEN. He also attended the West Philadelphia Music School and the Granoff School of Music where he received his vocal training.