Quindon Tarver Death – It is with more sadness that we announces the passing of American Singer, Quindon Tarver. Quindon Tarver died in a fatal car accident at the age of 38. We learnt about his death through various tributes on social media. He is best known for his covers of Prince’s “When Doves Cry” and Rozalla’s “Everybody’s Free” for the 1996 film William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet.
Tiffani Atkinson Wrote; “This popped up today as a 4 year old memory, of all days 💔💔💔 … My brother is telling me ‘See you later Biscuits’… I’m still shocked and confussed from losing my sister, and now my brother Quindon Tarver 😢 😢 😢… Again, I try to love people while they are still here, so he knows how much I love him and supported him… I’m just really gone need God’s stregnth and protection… It’s me O’ Lord standing in the need of prayer!”
This popped up today as a 4 year old memory, of all days 💔💔💔 … My brother is telling me ‘See you later Biscuits’… I’…
About Quindon Tarver, Life and Career
Tarver was born in McKinney, Texas. He started out singing in a church choir. In 1996 he appeared as the choir boy in the Baz Luhrmann movie Romeo + Juliet co starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes. Tarver’s covers of “Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good)” and Prince’s “When Doves Cry,” were included on Romeo + Juliet’s soundtrack, which earned double platinum status for selling two million copies.
His album, Quindon, was released in 1996 by Virgin Records and included the single It’s You That’s on My Mind, which charted in Australia and New Zealand. Under the same management as then teen sensations Immature/IMx, Smooth, Gyrl, and B2K, Tarver began to appeal to a large market of teens and subsequently toured the world with the likes of Immature, Brandy and Monica.
Tarver contributed to the soundtracks of feature films Kazaam (A&M Records) and Down in the Delta (Virgin Records). He made appearances on Good Morning America, Soul Train and American Idol Seasons 2 & 7, in which he finished in the Top 50. He has worked with artists Faith Evans, Playa, Tiny (of Xscape and VH1’s Family Hustle) and Nokio (of R&B group Dru Hill). He has worked with record producers Johntá Austin and Troy Taylor.
In 2016, Tarver was invited to perform When Doves Cry as part of a Los Angeles tribute to the late musician Prince. In a later interview, Tarver stated that the performance and the audience response to it was a turning point in his life, motivating him to enter rehab and resume a singing career.
In 2017, Tarver released a new version of “Everybody’s Free”. He recorded the new version as a statement of innate freedom, regardless of past or present circumstances. He also started a Kickstarter campaign for an EP titled Everybody’s Free (The Movement) which ended up not getting funded.
He released a new single “Stand Our Ground” in October 2020.
In April 2021, it was reported that he had passed away from an automobile accident.
In 2008, Tarver and DeMario “Raz-B” Thornton, a former member of B2K, spoke publicly in an interview with VIBE magazine about abuse suffered as children at the hands of their manager and producer Chris Stokes, and the singer Marques Houston. In 2010, Thornton covertly recorded a conversation with Tarver, where both men discussed details of their abuse. The tape’s online release prompted Tarver to make a statement that he had not consented to the conversation being made public.
In a 2017 interview, he said that he hadn’t been able to enjoy the initial success of his career due to his abuse as a child in the music industry.
In 2019, Tarver publicly identified himself as gay.