The world of music is mourning the shocking and sudden loss of one of its best songwriters.

According to NewsOne, Grammy Award winning songwriter Lashawn Daniels passed away at the age of 41. While he was mainly a "behind the scenes" guy in the music industry, Daniels was a frequent collaborator on many monster hits in the early 2000s with producer Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins.

His songwriting credits include Brandy and Monica’s “The Boy Is Mine”, "You Rock My World" by Michael Jackson, “Lose My Breath” by Destiny’s Child, “Telephone” by Lady Gaga and Beyoncé, “If You Had My Love” by Jennifer Lopez and “It’s Not Right But It’s Okay” by Whitney Houston. He won a Grammy in 2000 for his work on Destiny's Child's "Say My Name".

His most recent Grammy nomination came in 2013 for his work on Tamar Braxton's "Love & War" and he made frequent appearances on the reality TV show "Tamar & Vince".

The cause of Mr. Daniels death is unknown at this time. Many in the music industry took to social media to share their condolences and we also send our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.