Donny Hathaway

 
 

Donny Hathaway
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A huge loss to the music world and his family at such a young age. He suffered from depression and apparently had been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. He was working on a new duets album with Roberta Flack. After an unproductive session, he went back to his 15th floor room at the Essex Hotel (NYC) and was later found on the sidewalk. His death was ruled a suicide.