American music stars died in Asthma

Here are 2 famous musicians from United States of America died in Asthma:

Joe Seneca

Joe Seneca (January 14, 1919 Cleveland-August 15, 1996 Roosevelt Island) a.k.a. Joel McGhee was an American actor, songwriter and singer.

Seneca began his career as a songwriter, writing hits for artists such as Brook Benton and Dinah Washington. He later transitioned into acting, appearing in films such as "The Cotton Club" and "Malcolm X." Seneca also appeared on television shows like "The Cosby Show" and "Law & Order." In addition to his career in entertainment, Seneca was also a civil rights activist and a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) during the 1960s.

In 1980, Seneca received critical acclaim for his role in the Broadway production of "The Lady and the Clarinet." He earned a Tony Award nomination for his portrayal of Wylie. Seneca's talent as a songwriter was also recognized by the Songwriters Hall of Fame, which inducted him in 1987. Throughout his career, Seneca was known for his rich baritone voice and his ability to bring complex characters to life on stage and screen. He continued to perform and write music until his death in 1996.

Seneca grew up in a musical family and started playing the harmonica at a young age. As a teenager, he formed his own band and often performed at local nightclubs. After serving in World War II, Seneca moved to New York City to pursue his career in music. He signed with RCA Records and released several singles, including "Talk to Me" and "A Girl Named Sam." He later signed with other labels such as Coral Records and wrote songs for artists like Jackie Wilson and Lavern Baker.

Seneca's acting career began in the 1970s with appearances in films such as "The Out of Towners" and "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three." He became a familiar face on television, appearing in shows such as "Kojak" and "The Equalizer." Seneca's portrayal of a jazz pianist in the film "Crossroads" earned him critical acclaim and solidified his reputation as a talented character actor.

Despite his success in entertainment, Seneca remained committed to social justice causes throughout his life. He participated in civil rights demonstrations and supported the work of organizations like the NAACP and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Seneca believed strongly in the power of art to drive social change and often incorporated messages of solidarity and activism into his music and performances.

Seneca's legacy as a multi-talented artist and activist continues to inspire generations of musicians and actors. His contributions to American culture, both as a songwriter and performer, will be remembered for years to come.

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Johnny Paycheck

Johnny Paycheck (May 31, 1938 Greenfield-February 19, 2003 Nashville) a.k.a. Johnny PayCheck, Johnny, Donald Eugene Lytle or Paycheck, Johnny was an American singer, sailor, songwriter and singer-songwriter.

His albums: Biggest Hits, Take This Job and Shove It, 20 Greatest Hits, Best of Johnny Paycheck, Mr. Hag Told My Story, Super Hits, The Soul & the Edge: The Best of Johnny Paycheck, Choice Country Cuts, Volume 1, The Real Mr. Heartache: The Little Darlin' Years and Double Trouble. Genres he performed include Honky-tonk, Outlaw country and Country.

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