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    Grammy-Winning Songwriter Dies in Car Crash

    LaShawn Daniels, best known for writing the Destiny’s Child song Say My Name — which snagged a Grammy for best R&B song in 2001 — died after a South Carolina accident, his wife said Wednesday. Throughout his career, the 41-year-old also wrote tracks for Whitney Houston, Jennifer Lopez, the Spice Girls, Lady Gaga and Michael Jackson, and was again nominated for best R&B song in 2014 for Tamar Braxton’s Love and War.

    How are fans reacting? Daniels’ death sparked an outpouring of tributes on Twitter, with singer DAWN calling him “a rare talent and a beautiful soul.”

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