Songwriter LaShawn Daniels dies in crash

US songwriter and Grammy Award-winner LaShawn Daniels has died in a car accident. He was 41.
US songwriter and Grammy Award-winner LaShawn Daniels has died in a car accident. He was 41.

LaShawn Daniels, a Grammy Award-winning songwriter who penned songs for Beyonce, Whitney Houston and Lady Gaga has died. He was 41.

Daniels' wife April said in a statement that her husband died in a car accident on Tuesday in South Carolina. He earned a Grammy in 2001 for his songwriting work on Destiny Child's Say My Name.

Daniels co-wrote several Grammy-nominated songs including Tamar Braxton's Love and War, Toni Braxton's He Wasn't Man Enough and The Boy is Mine, a track featuring Brandy and Monica.

He also contributed on Beyonce's Telephone, Jennifer Lopez's If You Had My Love and Michael Jackson's You Rock My World.

His wife, April Daniels, called her husband a "man of extraordinary faith and a pillar in our family."

Australian Associated Press