Force MDs member Jessie Lee Daniels recently passed away. His management team confirmed the news, and the band paid tribute to him on Facebook, saying:
“He ate, sleep [sic] and breathe music everyday. Please put a heart up for him. He was loved!!!!!!!!!! TO the family, friends and fans today we lost a real talent. Our condolences goes out to his siblings, kids and the Force MDs.”
The post on Facebook illustrated with several snaps of Jessie including him on stage and others of him posing with his bandmates for album covers. Instagram has also the news of his passing.
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Brothers Stevie D., Antoine “T.C.D.’ Lundy and Rodney “Khalil” Lundy, alongside their uncle Jesse Lee Daniels, were the first members of the group. They were then joined by “Trisco” Pearson and Charles “Mercury” Nelson. The group would perform on iconic television shows such as “Soul Train” with hit songs such as “Tender Love”.
They were signed by Tommy Boy Records in 1984 and released their first debut album, Love Letters. They then released a collection of R&B hits during the 1980s that received a positive response from the audience.
The band was originally named The L.D.s, and then became the Force MCs, before deciding to go by Force MDs.
The name stands for which stood for Musical Diversity.