NEW YORK — Charles Bradley, known as the ‘‘Screaming Eagle of Soul’’ for a powerful, raspy style that evoked one of his musical heroes, James Brown, died Saturday at age 68.
Mr. Bradley, who achieved success later in life with his 2011 debut album ‘‘No Time for Dreaming,’’ was diagnosed with stomach cancer in the fall of 2016 and underwent treatment, according to a statement from his publicist. The native of Gainesville, Fla., toured earlier this year after receiving a clean bill of health, but the cancer returned, spreading to his liver, the statement said.
Recording on the Daptone label, Mr. Bradley was a fiery performer. He followed up his first album with ‘‘Victim of Love’’ in 2013. His third, ‘‘Changes,’’ was released last year.