Delfonics founder Randy Cain dies

Philadelphia soul legend was 63

Randy Cain, founder member of Philadelphia soul group The Delfonics, has died aged 63.

Cain was found at his house in New Jersey on Thursday (April 9), with the cause of death not yet known.

The singer formed the band with William and Wilbert Hart in the 1960s, before leaving the group in 1971.

He later returned for a reunion in the 1980s.

The group’s hits include ‘La-La (Means I Love You)’ and ‘Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time)’, both of which were used on the soundtrack to 1997 film ‘Jackie Brown’.

Their songs were also sampled for a number of hip-hop records, including ‘Hey Love’ in Notorious BIG‘s ‘Playa Hata’ and ‘Ready Or Not Here I Come’, used in Missy Elliott‘s ‘Sock It 2 Me’.

“I’m gonna miss him. We grew up together since 1968,” bandmate Wilbert Hart told the Philadelphia Daily News.