So Sad: The Music Industry Mourns a Legendary RnB Singer—James Ingram
The news of the death of the late Grammy award-winning music star, James Ingram, was announced on social media (twitter) by his longtime friend and creative partner, Debbie Allen.
She tweeted around 9pm on 29th of January, 2019. “I have lost my dearest friend and creative partner James Ingram to the Celestial Choir. He will always be cherished, loved and remembered for his genius, his love of family and his humanity. I am blessed to have been so close. We will forever speak his name.”
It is a sad news for the music industry and the world as many people love his music.
He died at the age of 66 after losing a battle with brain cancer. Cancer in recent years have claimed a lot of lives even though the World Health Organization and other Organizations of the world have been putting up a fight against it. Lord have mercy on us. Cancer, however, if not managed well can be terminal. James lost the fight after struggling with it for some years now.
During his lifetime, legendary singer, Ingram had collaborations with big music names such as Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Anita Baker, Linda Ronstadt, Barry White and Dolly Parton.
He is best known for wonderful hits like “Baby, Come to Me” which was released in 1983 and “I Don’t Have the Heart”. The Ohio native started his music career with the band “Revelation Funk”. During the course of his glittering career, he earned 14 Grammy awards nomination while his duet with Patti Austin, “How Do You Keep the Music Playing,” earned an Oscar nomination for best original song in 1983 among other nominations and awards.
May the soul of this legend, James Ingram rest in the celestials…