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EPHRAIM LEWIS (ENGLAND)
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Ephraim Lewis (born in 1968 in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England) was a neo-soulR&B singer who was pursuing his dreams of stardom, but a terrible tragedy cut this talented young singer's career short.
In his early years, Ephraim was part of a small group called The Lewis Five which featured Ephraim's brothers. In 1984, Ephraim's mother died of a brain hemorrhage and by the time he was 16, Ephraim was out of the house, living on his own.
In 1990, Ephraim met two music producers, Kevin Bacon and Jonathon Quarmby who noticed his talents and helped Ephraim out with his music career. In 1992, Ephraim signed to Elektra Records.
In April of that same year, Ephraim released his debut album, "Skin" which peaked at #32 on Billboard's Heatseekers albums chart.
Ephraim's first single, "Drowning in Your Eyes" which became his only biggest hit to date, peaking at #72 on the Billboard Hot 100, #80 on Billboard's Hot R&BHip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, and #12 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart.
The follow-up single, "It Can't Be Forever" wasn't as successful, only peaking at #66on Billboard's Hot R&BHip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.
On March 18, 1994, Ephraim was sent to Los Angeles to work with composer Glen Ballard and was heading for home, but unfortunately, he never got there. Ephraim died from what was originally ruled as a suicide, but a coroner ruled Ephraim's death as a jump from a 4th floor balcony.
The events that happened on the day of Ephraim's death are not quite certain. Reports say that Ephraim was on a metamphetamines binge which caused him to act psychotic or somebody slipped him a hallucinogenic drug into his beverage at a club. Whatever happened that day, it caused Ephraim to act out in a strange way as he climbed on the balcony naked from his room to the top floor and either fell or jumped from it. After Ephraim fell, he smashed his head into the pavement, rendering him brain dead.
Another report is that Ephraim fell over the balcony after police tasers were aimed at him. The cause of Ephraim's death still remains controversial today. A month after Ephraim's death, his body was transported and buried in his hometown of England.
This young talented singer had his career cut short and who knows how far Ephraim's career would've gone to, but his short-lived fame will never be forgotten.
To see the music video for "Drowning in Your Eyes," go to:
To see the music video for "It Can't Be Forever," go to:
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