Acclaimed American soul singer, Charles Bradley, has died at the age of 68, after a prolonged battle with stomach cancer.

His death was disclosed by his publicist, who said, Bradley whose career blossomed late in his life gave up the ghost after fighting cancer “with everything he had”.

“It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Charles Bradley,” the publicist said in a statement.

“Always a fighter, Charles battled cancer with everything he had. He was diagnosed with stomach cancer in the fall of 2016 and underwent treatment. Bradley headed out on the road earlier this year after receiving a clean bill of health but the cancer recently returned, spreading to his liver.

“Thank you for your prayers during this difficult time. Mr Bradley was truly grateful for all the love he’s received from his fans and we hope his message of love is remembered and carried on.”

A few weeks ago when he announced the cancellation of his upcoming tour, Bradley had promised to “come back” stronger.

“I love all of you out there that made my dreams come true. When I come back, I’ll come back strong, with God’s love. With God’s will, I’ll be back soon,” he had said.

The soul singer whose career fully launched with his 2011 debut album ‘No Time For Dreaming’ was diagnosed with cancer last year.

Bradley released two other albums; ‘Victim of Love’ in 2013 and ‘Changes’ in 2016.