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NEW YORK (AP) – Gerald Levert, the fiery singer of passionate R&B love songs and the son of O'Jays singer Eddie Levert, died on Friday. He was 40. His label, Atlantic Records, confirmed that Levert died at his home in Cleveland, Ohio. "All of us at Atlantic are shocked and deeply saddened by his untimely death. He was one of the greatest voices of our time, who sang with unmatched soulfulness and power, as well as a tremendously gifted composer and an accomplished producer," the...
NEW YORK (AP) - Grammy winner Luther Vandross, whose deep, lush voice on such hits as "Here and Now" and "Any Love" sold more than 25 million albums while providing the romantic backdrop for millions of couples worldwide, died Friday. He was 54. Vandross died at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Edison, N.J., said hospital spokesman Rob Cavanaugh. He did not release the cause of death. Since suffering a stroke in his Manhattan home on April 16, 2003, the R&B crooner stopped...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Whitney Houston's last days were spent surrounded by family, catching up with old friends and doing a bit of what she was best known for: singing. Her death Saturday afternoon in a Beverly Hills hotel room came hours before she was scheduled to appear at an annual pre-Grammy party that introduced her to the industry decades ago and was expected to honor the six-time Grammy winner. The 48-year-old singer had been making the rounds in the days before the event,...
James Brown Obituary (AP News)

ATLANTA (AP) - James Brown, the dynamic,...

Teena Marie Obituary (AP News)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Teena Marie, who made history...

Teddy Pendergrass Obituary (AP News)

NEW YORK (AP) — Legendary singer Teddy...

Don Cornelius Obituary (AP News)

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Soul Train" host Don...

Bobbi Brown Obituary (AP News)

Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of singers Bobby...

Clarence Clemons Obituary (AP News)

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Clarence Clemons,...

Donna Summer Obituary (AP News)

NEW YORK (AP) - Disco queen Donna Summer, whose...

Remembering Aaliyah Obituary (AP News)

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Actress and R&B singer Aaliyah...

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