Charles Pettigrew

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Charles Pettigrew
Born May 12, 1963 (1963-05-12)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died April 6, 2001(2001-04-06) (aged 37)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Genres R&B, soul
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1984–2001
Labels Capitol[1]
Associated acts Charles and Eddie

Charles Pettigrew (May 12, 1963 – April 6, 2001) was an American singer.


Previously, Pettigrew had lived in Boston where he was lead singer of the band Down Avenue. Down Avenue was the winner of radio station WBCN's 1985 Rock 'n Roll Rumble, he was also probably best known as half of R&B duo Charles & Eddie, who had a worldwide hit in 1992 with "Would I Lie To You?." The track is amongst the most well-recognised of early '90s r'n'b tracks, Pettigrew met singing partner Eddie Chacon in New York.

Later life and death[edit]

In the late nineties Pettigrew was diagnosed with cancer; he succumbed to the disease on April 6, 2001, at the age of 37.


  1. ^ Independent