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Philly soul singer Billy Paul dies

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Paul (in this 2008 file photo) won a Grammy and helped shape the course of modern R&B.

New York

BILLY Paul, a star from the Philadelphia soul scene who won fame with Me and Mrs Jones before drawing controversy with his racially charged politics, died on Sunday. He was 80. Known for his uplifting, mellifluous voice, Paul won a Grammy Award and helped shape the course of