I wanted to find a nice romantic song for y’all on Valentine’s Day. I stumbled upon a sad story instead.
Lynden David Hall was a young British neo-soul singer and songwriter whose 1997 debut album, “Medicine 4 My Pain,” was hailed by critics in the U.K. It spawned a hit single called “Sexy Cinderella.”
But Lynden didn’t keep coming with the hits, and he was dropped by his label a few years later. He continued to write, record and perform. He appeared in the 2003 movie “Love Actually,” where he sang “All You Need is Love.” (Here is that scene.)
In the fall of 2003, Lynden David Hall was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease, a cancer of the lymph nodes. While fighting the disease, he got involved with cancer-related charities.
Lynden died on February 14, 2006 – Valentine’s Day – at the age of 31, leaving behind a wife who now oversees his musical and philanthropic legacy.
If you have a MySpace account, you can download a FREE MP3 of Lynden David Hall’s live version of “Medicine 4 My Pain.”
Click here to stream it on my Vox blog.