RIP James Ingram: Grammy-Award Winning R&B Singer Dead at 66 After Brain Cancer Battle

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Famous US R&B singer and songwriter James Ingram has died in Los Angeles at the age of 66.

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James Ingram has died at the age of 66 of brain cancer. The Grammy-winner and Oscar-nominee had two US number ones, with the smooth soul ballads Baby Come To Me (1986) and I Don’t Have The Heart(1990).

He also co-wrote Michael Jackson’s PYT with Quincy Jones.

Grey’s Anatomy actress and friend Debbie Allen announced his death on Twitter, saying she was “blessed to have been so close” to him.

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In a statement, music producer Jones said: “There are no words to convey how much my heart aches with the news of the passing of my baby brother James Ingram.

“With that soulful, whisky-sounding voice, James Ingram was simply magical.”

Entertainment news site TMZ said Ingram had been suffering from brain cancer.

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Ingram had eight top 40 hits throughout his career, including his 1982 duet with Patti Austin, “Baby, Come to Me”, and 1990’s “I Don’t Have the Heart”. The singer was nominated for 12 Grammy Awards and won one for his duet with Michael McDonald, Yah Mo Be There, and another for his hit 100 Ways.

He worked with numerous big names in R&B like Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson, as well as singers Dolly Parton and Patti Austin.


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