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160 central park south
new york, new york 10019

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Soul singer Donny Hathaway's body was discovered on the sidewalk beneath his fifteenth-floor hotel room of New York's Essex House on the night of January 13, 1979. The glass had been removed from the window of his room and the door was locked from the inside. His death was ruled a suicide.

Hathaway was a songwriter, musician and producer who worked with artists like Curtis Mayfield, Aretha Franklin and the Staple Singers, but he was best known for his duets with Roberta Flack "Where is the Love" and "You've Got a Friend" in the early '70s.

Jumeirah Essex House (photo: Ralph Daily)
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