David Cole dies at 32 – C+C Music Factory

David Cole (June 3, 1962 – January 24, 1995) was an American songwriter and record producer. Cole was one half of the dance-music duo C+C Music Factory, which he founded with musical partner Robert Clivillés.

Robert Clivillés and David Cole also produced various hits for other artists such as Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, Deborah Cooper, and many others. After Cole’s death in 1995, partner Robert Clivillés continued to keep C+C Music Factory going through his own production work.

Cole died on January 24, 1995, after a long illness . The official cause was announced by Robert Clivillés as complications from spinal meningitis brought on by AIDS. He was buried at East Ridgelawn Cemetery in Clifton, New Jersey.

The song “One Sweet Day” by Mariah Carey, featuring Boyz II Men, was written in memory of David Cole.