Musician John Davis has died. The real voice behind the duo Milli Vanilli had contracted the corona virus. Davis was 66 years old
The singer John Davis is dead. This was announced by his daughter on the musician’s Facebook account. According to the statement, Davis, who was one of the real voices behind the 90s band Milli Vanilli, died last Monday (24 May) at the age of 66 as a result of Covid 19 disease. Commenting on the death announcement, Jasmin Davis wrote: “He made many people happy with his laughter and smile, his joyful spirit, his love and most of all his music. He gave so much to the world! Please give him one last round of applause. We will miss him deeply.”
Milli Vanilli, produced by Frank Farian (79), first caused a stir in the 90s with international hits like “Girl You Know It’s True” before a scandal rocked the band. It turned out that the duo Fab Morvan (55) and Rob Pilatus (1964-1998) could not sing at all and only moved their lips to the voices of other singers via playback. One of these true singers was John Davis. As a result, the band was stripped of their Grammy Award and their record contract was cancelled.
Davis last lived in Fürth – Germany and continued to work mostly as a solo artist after the scandal, but sometimes sang alongside other bandmates under the title “The True Milli Vanilli”. Until recently, he also performed in old people’s homes to encourage the residents during the Corona pandemic. Then he fell ill himself.