American singer BJ (Billy Joe) Thomas, known for the classic

Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head

, has died at the age of 78 from the effects of lung cancer.

American media, including entertainment site



reported this on

Saturday with reference to Thomas' management.

BJ Thomas had his big break with the hit

Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head

, the soundtrack to the feature film

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford. But he also had a hit with the love song

Hooked on a Feeling

, which sold more than a million singles. He sang the title song for the television series

Growing Pains

. The singer had other successful songs with

Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song


Rock and Roll Lullaby


I Just Can't Help Believing


Whatever Happened to Old-Fashioned Love


In March 2021, BJ Thomas announced on his Facebook page that he had lung cancer. He was being treated at a Texas hospital, but died more than two months later at his home in Arlington, Texas. The singer leaves behind a wife and three daughters.