AMERICAN singer Keith Martin has been found dead at his home, police have confirmed.
The ‘Because of You’ singer, 57, was discovered by residents inside a building complex in Quezon City, the Philippines.
According to local cops, neighbours reported a pungent odor coming from one of the units on the 6th floor at 7:15 a.m on Friday morning.
Witnesses say the body, which has been formally identified, was discovered lying in bed.
At this time, a cause of death has yet to have been established.
Keith Martin was as a popular American singer-songwriter and record producer.
He was best known for writing and singing romantic love songs, producing five albums to date.
Keith’s last public appearance was on March 12 at a wedding in Antipolo City, where he performed live at the reception, according to Rappler.
Paying tribute, British singer Kyla tweeted: “In shock and in disbelief.. You will be missed, Keith Martin..
“Thank you for the inspiration. You will leave a legacy of great music that is timeless and will always be remembered.”
While Filipino native, Kris Lawrence, penned on Facebook: “Damn…this news is shocking. Gone too soon Keith Eric Martin.
You will be missed brotha. Your music will live in our hearts forever.”
Influenced by the likes of the Jackson 5 and Stevie Wonder as a child, Keith began writing music at the age of 19.
He was a member of the group Masquerade during the 1980s, before his work as a solo artist, songwriter and producer earned him a large following throughout the world.
His most notable single ‘Because of You’, is still hugely popular in the US and Asia.
His last single, “Return to Me”, was released in 2018.