Errol Brown, the lead singer and co-founder of '70s funk band Hot Chocolate, died Wednesday (May 6) morning. He was 71. According to a statement from his manager, Phil Dale, he had been suffering from liver cancer.
Brown wrote the group's biggest hit, "You Sexy Thing," which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1976, and has been rendered almost immortal through its appearances in movies from The Full Monty to Legally Blonde to Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist.