By Deborah Howell
If you’re anything like me, you jammed HARD to Colonel Abrams–especially when the volume was turned up on his house anthem “Trapped”–his scorching single that made it to #3 on the charts in 1985.
I’m sad to report that US singer Colonel Abrams has died age 67 – a year to the day it was discovered that he was living homeless on the streets of New York.
The musician sparked concern last year when it was discovered he was sleeping rough and didn’t have access to his diabetes medicine.
Tony Herbert, a friend of Mr. Abrams and a club deejay, made the announcement on his Facebook page on the morning of November 28th.
Herbert posted: “Just got word that Colonel Abrams has past away on Thanksgiving, one year to the date that I… and a host of his biggest fans fought to get him to let us help him. Now he is at peace and our condolences go out to his family, and fans world wide, he is no longer suffering or Trapped!!!”
R.I.P. to a true house hero. Your music and spirit will be deeply missed.