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American singer

Born: August 7, 1942, Hugo, Oklahoma, United States

Died: May 29, 2021, Arlington, Texas, United States

Spouse: Gloria Thomas (m. 1968–2021)

Children: Paige Thomas, Nora Thomas, Erin Thomas

Parents: Geneva Thomas, Vernon Thomas

Celebrated Name B. J. Thomas

Age 78 Years

Nick Name B. J. Thomas

Birth Name Billy Joe Thomas

Birth Date 1942-08-07

Gender Male

Profession Singer

Birth Nation USA

Nationality American

Place Of Birth Hugo, Oklahoma

Home Town Houston, Texas

Religion Christian

Horoscope Leo

Ethnicity American-White

Race White

Father Vernon thomas

Mother Geneva Thomas

Siblings 2

Sisters Judy

Brothers Jerry

High School Lamar Consolidated High School

Awards Grammy Awards and More

Marital Status Married

Wife Gloria Richardson

Children 3; Paige (born in 1970), Nora (Adopted in 1978 from Korea), & Erin (born in 1979)

Source of Wealth Music Industry

Height 5 ft 9 in

Body Type Slim

Hair Style Curly

Cause Of Death Lung Cancer

Death Date 29th May 2021

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Thomas married singer-songwriter Gloria Richardson in December 1968.

They had three daughters: Paige (born 1970), Nora (adopted from North Korea in 1978), and Erin (born in 1979).

Shortly after Thomas’ career began, he became dependent on drugs and alcohol, which led to his marriage nearly ending.

On January 28, 1976, Thomas became a Christian, less than a month after Gloria did.

Most press sources indicated that Thomas had been sober since he and Gloria reconciled in 1976.

On March 23, 2021, Thomas announced on his official Facebook page that he had stage IV lung cancer and was being treated in Texas.

He died approximately nine weeks later on May 29 at his home in Arlington, Texas, at the age of 78.

B. J. Thomas’s real name was Billy Joe Thomas.

As a teenager, he sang with his church choir and later formed his first band, The Traits and the Triumphs, with his high school friends.

He earned his first #1 single in 1969 with “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head.”

He also had two siblings; a brother and a sister named Jerry Thomas and Judy Thomas.

In the year 1981, on his 39th birthday, he became the 60th member of the Grand Ole Opry.

He broadened his own musical horizons while listening to gospel, soul and early rock music by Mahalia Jackson, Jackie Wilson and Little Richard.

Thomas was born in Hugo, Oklahoma, on August 7, 1942, the son of Geneva and Vernon Thomas.

He grew up in and around Houston, Texas, graduating from Lamar Consolidated High School in Rosenberg.

Before his solo career, he sang in a church choir as a teenager, then joined the musical group The Triumphs with Tim Griffith (lead guitar), Tom Griffith (bass), Denver “Zeke” Zatyka (keyboards), Don Drachenberg (vocal and sax), and Ted Mensik (drums).

During his senior year, he made friends with Roy Head of Roy Head and The Traits.

The Traits and the Triumphs held several Battle of the Bands events in the early 1960s.

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