Donny was an American soul musician.
He is mentioned in Nas's "Hip Hop is Dead" album on the song "Blunt Ashes".
Amy Winehouse refers to "Mr. Hathaway" in her song "Rehab" about depression and alcoholism.
His depression wreaked havoc on his life, requiring several hospitalizations.
He recorded his first single in 1969, a duet with fellow singer June Conquest called "I Thank You Baby".
Pop singer Justin Timberlake claims Donny is his favorite artist and biggest musical influence.
He was a major influence on the singing style of singer-guitarist George Benson.
He suffered from crippling schizophrenia.
He has two daughters: Lalah and Kenya.
His daughter Lalah is an accomplished R&B/jazz singer.
Donny is among the many notable and famous Alumni of Howard University in Washington D.C..
He played the piano as a child.
He met Roberta Flack while attending college at Howard University.
He performed with a jazz trio called "The Ric Powell Trio" for three years.
Before his death, he and Roberta Flack were working on a second album of duets.
Donny composed and conducted music for the 1972 soundtrack of the movie "Come Back Charleston Blue".
He was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha.
His depression drove a wedge between his friendship with Roberta Flack.
He began singing at the age of 3.
He recorded an album of duets with Roberta Flack.
Donny suffered from severe bouts of depression.