Adam Wade Cause of Death Shocking: Suave Singer, 87, Dead at His New Jersey Home
Adam Wade, whose career spanned the music and television industry, has died. He was 87 years old.
Wade’s wife Jeree Wade first confirmed the tragic news to The Hollywood Reportersaying the actor, singer and game show host died at his home in Montclair, New Jersey.
She has not released an official statement regarding her husband’s death. But she confirmed that the cause of Adam Wade’s death was Parkinson’s disease.
Meanwhile, a separate statement posted on Facebook, by American songwriter websitealso revealed Wade’s passing.
“It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the passing of our husband, father, brother, friend, Adam Wade. Arrangements are being made for his memorial and we will keep you updated; it is a great loss for all those who knew and I loved him. Please keep our family in your prayers. With deep sadness, the Wade family,” he continued.
The Johns Hopkins Medicines clarified that Parkinson’s disease is not “a direct killer”. Instead, it can cause a patient to become more prone to falls and infection. Later stages of the disease also cause people to overlook signals that can threaten even more lives.
Meanwhile, NHS explains that it is a condition in which parts of the brain are gradually damaged over the years.
After his death, notable figures and his fans paid tribute remembering his contributions to different industries.
Comedian and actress Marsha Warfield said“I am truly sorry to learn of the passing of actor/singer/game show host, Adam Wade. Among his many accomplishments, he will always go down as the first black American male to host a game show, “Musical Chairs.” My condolences to all those whose lives he touched.
Adam Wade’s career
Wade has made notable moves in the music, television, and theater industries that have made him more unforgettable.
In 1961 he was compared to Johnny Mathis because of his romantic songs like “The Writing on the Wall”, “As If I Didn’t Know” and “Take Good Care of Her”.
It took years before he clarified in a 2014 interview that he was actually trying to impersonate Nat King Cole instead of Mathis.
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He then became the first black man to host the game show “Musical Chairs”. Created by Don Kirshner, the game master recorded it at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City and challenged contestants to answer the lyrics and song titles correctly.
As for his acting career, he made his debut in an episode of “Tarzan” before collecting other titles like “Come Back Charleston Blue”, “Across 110e Street”, “Phantom of the Paradise”, “Search for Tomorrow”, “The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo” and “Th Dukes of Hazzard”.
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