John Davis dead: Real voice behind Milli Vanilli hits dies from coronavirus
One of the real singers behind Grammy Award winning duo Milli Vanilli has died after a battle with coronavirus.
John Davies, who has passed away aged 66, gave his voice to the duo for their first album Girl You Know It's True, which spawned the platinum-selling single of the same name.
Fabrice Morvan and Rob Pilatus fronted the band, lip syncing to the voices of John and other session musicians Charles Shaw, Brad Howell, Jodie Rocco and Linda Rocco.
John's daughter Jasmin announced the sad news on Facebook, writing in a heartbreaking message: "Unfortunately my dad passed away this evening through the coronavirus.
"He made a lot of people happy with his laughter and smile, his happy spirit, love and especially through his music.
"He gave so much to the world! Please give him the last round of applause. We will miss him dearly."
Girl You Know It's True alone sold 11million copies, with it's follow-up singles Blame It On The Rain and Babe Don't Forget My Number also becoming chart hits.
The band sold over 30million records before being exposed for not singing the songs themselves, when they were then stripped of their Grammy.
They were awarded New Artist at the 1990 awards ceremony, but soon had the gong revoked after it became clear the frontmen were not singing the songs.
Doubts were cast after it emerged that Rob and Fabrice were German and French respectively, speaking in broken English with strong accents during interviews.
Critics grew suspicious as the songs they were miming too were in perfect English, sang with American accents.
Rob tragically died from an accidental overdose in 1998 at the age of just 32.