Grammy-award winning singer James Ingram passed away on Wednesday morning at age 66. The cause of death of the R&B legend has not been confirmed.
“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,” said Debbie Allen, Ingram’s longtime creative partner and friend, on her Twitter post.
Ingram was a two-time Grammy Award-winner and a two-time Academy Award nominee for Best Original Song.
Since starting his career in 1973, Ingram had charted eight Top 40 hits on the U.S. featuring the hits, “Just Once,” “I Don’t Have the Heart, “There’s No Easy Way To Break Somebody’s Heart,” “Baby Come To Me,” “Somewhere Out There,” “Where Did My Heart Go” and many more.
TMZ reported that Ingram had suffered from brain cancer, but Ingram’s family has not confirmed this. (Report by Daisy Liezel Cuison)