Attrell Cordes, a musician also known as “Prince Be” from ’90s R&B group P.M. Dawn, passed away on Friday at the age of 46.
“With profound sadness the driving force of P.M. Dawn, Attrell Cordes ‘Prince Be’ has passed,” a statement on the group’s site confirmed.
Cordes, the website said, “passed Friday of renal kidney disease from diabetes at a hospital in his home state of New Jersey.”
The musician rose to brief, but significant mainstream popularity after starting the R&B group with his brother Jarett in 1988.
The group’s most popular and enduring hit, “Set Adrift on Memory Bliss,” reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1991.
A subsequent single, “I’d Die Without You,” was also a modest hit and featured in Eddie Murphy’s 1992 comedy Boomerang.