The music world this year lost another gem in the form of Lamont Dozier. The net worth of the singer at the time of death is surprising.
Lamont Dozier, the Motown singer, songwriter, and record producer dies at 81. One of the great talents of the music industry was lost on 8 August 2022. The surprising fact is his net worth at the time of death.
Rhythm and blues, funk, and soul were the genres in which late musical personality Mr. Dozier excelled. He was present in the music industry from 1962 till his death. Lamont’s passing shocked both, his fans and the whole music business, with which he had spent the last six decades of his life.
Lamont Dozier dies at 81
Born in Detroit, Michigan, Lamont Herbert Dozie was an American singer who wrote songs and produced them. 14 Billboard number one hits in the US and four in the UK were co-written and produced by him.
Dozier got involved with the Holland-Dozier-Holland songwriting and production trio, which helped create most of the Motown sound and a number of successful singles by performers like Martha and the Vandellas, The Supremes, The Four Tops, and The Isley Brothers.
The Baby Love singer passed away at his Arizona home. His son shared the news. The news of his death made international headlines since, at his peak, he was one of the most desirable musical geniuses.
Dozier’s timeless songs captured people’s minds including “Baby Love,” “Nowhere to Run,” “How Sweet It Is (to Be Loved by You),” and “You Can’t Hurry Love.”
Lamont has six children from his two marriages. Both his wives died before. He had six children from his marriage with Elizabeth Ann Dozier after their divorce he married Barbara Ullman. Sadly her passing in 2021 made the singer all alone after 40 years of marriage.
Two of his children Paris Ray Dozier and Beau Dozier are renowned composers, songwriters, and record producers just like Lamont. His son Lamont Dozier Jr. broke the news of his death through an Instagram post saying, “Rest in Heavenly Peace, Dad!”
Net Worth of Lamont Dozier at the time of death
Dozier’s estimated net worth at the time of his death was $8 million. Given his endless musical endeavors, it is not surprising that he has amassed a million dollars. At 81 years old, eight million dollars is an astounding amount.
Before he started his celebrated career as a songwriter, the late Lamont worked in several roles. He performed with a number of regional doo-wop groups, including the Romeos and the Voicemasters. Dozier also performed on stage. His first significant breakthrough came with the release of the album “Trying to Hold on to My Woman” in 1974, which reached No. 4 on the R&B list and No. 15 on the mainstream chart.
When Dozier and Phil Collins collaborated to co-write and produce “Two Hearts,” which became the soundtrack for the movie Buster, in the late 1980s, they shot back to the top of the charts once more. Along with his first Grammy Award, the song went on to secure an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song and a Golden Globe victory.
It is no surprise that the 81-year-old singer Lamont Dozier is considered a billionaire.
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