Bobby Caldwell, the king of “blue-eyed soul,” has passed away at the age of 71.

The news was announced on Caldwell’s Twitter page by his wife Mary. She wrote, “Bobby passed away here at home. I held him tight in my arms as he left us. I am forever heartbroken. Thanks to all of you for your many prayers over the years. He had been ‘FLOXED,’ it took his health over the last 6 years and 2 months. Rest with God, my Love.”