Muhammad Ali’s daughter May May and Colonel Abrams during her ‘I Shook Up The World’ Book Signing at Hue-Man Book Store in New York City in 2004
Eighties dance music sensation Colonel Abrams has died a year after it was revealed he was living homeless on the streets of New York.
The 67-year-old is most famous for his 1985 track Trapped which was a big hit on both sides of the Atlantic.
The catchy number topped the Hot Dance Club Play chart and came in at number three in the UK Singles Chart.
His death was announced on Facebook by friend DJ Tony ‘Tune’ Herbert who said he died on Thursday November 24.
He wrote: ‘Just got word that Colonel Abrams has past away on Thanksgiving, one year to the date that I along with… a host of his biggest fans fought to get him to let us help him.
‘Now he is at peace and our condolences go out to his family, and fans world wide, he is no longer suffering or Trapped!!!’
The singer was found to be living on the streets of the Big Apple last year and was suffering from diabetes.
With no health insurance or home DJ Don Welch set up a GoFundMe page to encourage fans to send him money to help.