David Cole

David Cole, one of the founders of C+C Music Factory, died from complications from spinal meningitis Jan. 24 in New York City. He was 32.

Cole, along with partner Robert Clivilles, shared a lengthy list of production credits through their Cole/Clivilles Music Enterprises banner.

The pair produced such recording artists as Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin and Mariah Carey, and earned a producer-of-the-year Grammy Award last year for their work on “The Bodyguard” sound track.

The pair is perhaps best associated with their own group, C+C Music Factory, which was propelled into prominence by the hit single “Gonna Make You Sweat.” The group amassed a long list of accolades including five American Music Awards, five Billboard Awards and two MTV Video Awards, and became one of the best selling pop-dance acts of the early ’90s.

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