Mark James, Songwriter Behind ‘Suspicious Minds’ & ‘Hooked on a Feeling,’ Dies at 83

Mark James
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Legendary songwriter Mark James, who penned classic hits such as Elvis Presley‘s “Suspicious Minds” and “Always On My Mind,” as well as the B. J. Thomas/Blue Swede smash “Hooked On a Feeling,” has died. He was 83.

As first reported by the Houston Chronicle, James passed away on Saturday, June 8, at his home in Nashville, Tennessee.