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Texas-born singer Quindon Tarver dies at the age 38

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Popular American singer Quindon Tarver who is best known for his covers of Prince’s “When Doves Cry” and Rozalla’s “Everybody’s Free” for the 1996 film William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet has passed away.

The 38-year-old Texas-born singer died yesterday in a car accident, his death was made known through an online post shared by Julie a Former Emergency Department & Out Pt Director at Presbyterian Hospital Dallas on Facebook.

In Julie’s statement, she reflected how she knew Quindon and how their friendship has ever been,.

In her words, Julie said:

“I am so very SAD right now.. I have love this person from a little talkative SINGING BOY to a young Responsible TALKATIVE SINGING ADULT. That smile would always brighten up a room and he has never called me anything other than Mama Faye.

His late-night calls use to scare me but NOT anymore.. he knew it was ok to call at any time.. especially when he didn’t wanna upset his mom who he loved beyond any words of expression. I was so hoping the call I received was some misinformation but it wasn’t. God, please comfort Quindon Tarver family, extended family, many many friends who loved him.

Give them the strength needed to endure this PAIN & emptiness everyone is feeling right now. But one thing we are ALL SURE of he loved the LORD.. so he is absent from our touch but we all know whose touch he can feel now!

You will forever live in my heart & I will always remember our first days with you at 9yrs old riding in my red 2 seater convertible u loved and singing loud as you possibly could..”

Tarver started his music career as a church boy when he joined a choir.

In 1996 he appeared as the choir boy in the Baz Luhrmann movie Romeo + Juliet co-starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes.

His covers of “Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good)” and Prince’s “When Doves Cry,” were included on Romeo + Juliet’s soundtrack, which earned a double-platinum status for selling two million copies.

His album, Quindon, was released in 1996 by Virgin Records and included the single It’s You That’s On My Mind, which charted in Australia and New Zealand.

Under the same management as then teen sensations Immature/IMx, Smooth, Gyrl, and B2K, Tarver began to appeal to a large market of teens and subsequently toured the world with the likes of Immature, Brandy and Monica.

His notable soundtracks of feature films Kazaam (A&M Records) and Down in the Delta (Virgin Records).

Traver has made several appearances on various notable TV shows like Goos Morning America, Soul Train, and American Idol seasons 2 and 7.

He worked with artists Faith Evans, Playa, Tiny (of Xscape and VH1’s Family Hustle) and Nokio (of R&B group Dru Hill) also he worked with record producers Johntá Austin and Troy Taylor.

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