Rest in peace, Billy Jones.
The singer, most known for his 1972 hit, "Me and Mrs. Jones," sadly died on Sunday, April 24 at his home in Blackwood, NJ, his producers, Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, confirmed to Us Weekly. He was 80-years-old.
"We are very saddened to learn of the sudden death of our good friend and Philadelphia International Records recording artist Billy Paul," the statement began.
Billy performing in January 1970. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"From the time we saw Billy performing live, and then signing him to our label, we immediately realized that we had discovered and launched one the most unique voices in the music industry," the message continued.
"Our proudest moment with Billy was the recording of the salacious smash, 'Me and Mrs. Jones.' In our view, it is one of the greatest love songs ever recorded. Billy will forever have a special place in music history," the statement concluded.
According to Billy's manager, Beverly Gay, the singer passed away from pancreatic cancer. He is survived by wife, Blanche Williams, and their two children.