CHARLES BRADLEY PASSES AFTER CANCER BATTLE
(NOV 5, 1948 – SEP 23, 2017)
Charles Bradley has passed away today following a battle with cancer. He was diagnosed with stomach cancer last fall. The cancer had gone into remission and resurfaced in his liver.
Born on November 5, 1948 in Gainesville, FL, Charles then moved to Brooklyn, NY at the age of 8. He lived across the country throughout his life including Maine, Alaska and two decades in the Bay Area before returning to New York City, his home for the last 20 years. Bradley passed away in Brooklyn on September 23, 2017, surrounded by family and friends including members of the bands he worked closely with: Menahan Street Band, His Extraordinaires, Budos Band and the Jimmy Hill Allstarz–his band from his time performing as Black Velvet.
In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations may be made to the following organizations: