David Egan has died

by Walter Pierce

A few days short of his 62nd birthday, the gifted, gentle-souled singer-songwriter passed away Friday at home surrounded by family.

Photo by Robin May

David Egan, one of the bright lights in South Louisiana’s musical firmament, has died. The singer-songwriter, whose tunes were covered (and on Grammy-nominated and -winning records) by Irma Thomas, Joe Cocker, Solomon Burke, Etta James and many others, succumbed to cancer after a two-year battle. He died at home surrounded by family.

Egan was a member of several trailblazing Louisiana bands including A-Train, Filé and Lil’ Band O’ Gold.

For more on the man and his music, read The Independent’s March cover story, “Great Clarity: Life, Death and David Egan.”

Friends Todd Mouton and CC Adcock produced a beautiful tribute to the late musician on YouTube. See it below.

And spend your evening listening to this Spotify playlist of Egan's music created by Mouton.