BONES star John Singleton died Tuesday, his wife, Kathy Singleton, confirmed to CBS News.
Singleton was 74.
She had been suffering from cancer for more than a year.
Singler was a founding member of the Singers, a rock band, and was a key figure in the creation of the independent, family-oriented group.
The Grammy-winning singer was also known for his musical achievements.
Singers were founded in New York City in 1977 and released three albums, including 1989’s “Bones.”
His band toured extensively around the world, including Australia, Europe and North America, in addition to performing in concert halls around the country.
Singletons family had been seeking answers for a long time, including a cause of death that had been in the news for months.
Singleton was not married and had no children.
Singles death comes a day after another musician, Keith Urban, was shot dead in Chicago.
“John was a very quiet, sweet soul,” Kathy Singleton said.
“I’ve never seen him so down.
John had a lot of passion and was always there for people.
His music was just so beautiful.
He always made me feel like I was in heaven.”
Singleton and Kathy Singlettons children, Mary and Mark, said they were devastated by the news.
“He had such a big heart, he was a really wonderful man and he will be missed very much,” Kathy said.
The couple’s daughters, Kay and Kelly, are now raising funds for their father’s medical expenses.
“The first thing we want to do is find out why he died and what we can do to make sure this never happens to anyone else,” Kathy told reporters.
“We’re all in mourning and just trying to find the answers to that and help this family heal.”
Singletions son and co-founder of the band, Scott Taylor, told reporters, “I am devastated.
John was a great, great guy, a wonderful father and a wonderful son.”
The family said that Singleton had no plans to attend the funeral.
The family’s daughter, Jennifer, said that her father had been the center of their lives since he was just a young boy.
“His whole life he was the center.
He was the best dad, the best brother,” she said.
Singlets wife of 35 years, Kathy, told CBS News, “John is a wonderful, loving father, a brilliant musician and a good person.
I love him very much.”
Singlets son, who had worked as a guitarist with the band for more years than he had in the band and who was the lead singer in the group, said, “He was a big, big part of our family and his life was one of the best I ever had.”
“He is such a sweet person and a very, very special person,” Singleton said.
His daughter said that she and Singletmans son, Mark, would miss Singleton very much.
“My heart goes out to his family.
He is the best man, the greatest dad, he will always be in my heart,” she added.
Kathy said that the Singleton family was grieving.
“Our family is just so hurting right now,” she told reporters on Tuesday.
“There are no words.
John loved his family, his daughter and her family, and he just missed them so much.”