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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 1 October 1945Chicago, Illinois, USA
Date of Death 13 January 1979New York City, New York, USA  (suicide)

Mini Bio (1)

Donny Hathaway was born on October 1, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is known for his work on Maude (1972), The Intouchables (2011) and Malcolm X (1992). He was married to Eulaulah Hathaway. He died on January 13, 1979 in New York City, New York, USA.

Spouse (1)

Eulaulah Hathaway (? - 13 January 1979) (his death) (2 children)

Trivia (7)

Father, with Eulaulah Hathaway, of vocalist Lalah Hathaway and Kenya Hathaway.
Was raised in St. Louis.
Best known for his hits "The Ghetto" and "This Christmas", as well as several chart-making hits with fellow Howard University classmate and friend, Roberta Flack.
Attended Howard University, graduating with a degree in Music Theory.
Suffered from crippling schizophrenia, which culminated in his suicide at the age of 33.
Commited suicide by jumping from the 15th floor of New York's Essex House hotel on January 13, 1979.
Daughter Kenya Hathaway, is a back-up singer on American Idol (2002).

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