Pumanaw na ang legendary R&B singer na si James Ingram sa edad na 66.
Base sa mga report, brain cancer ang ikinamatay ni Ingram.
Kinumpirma ng malapit na kaibigan ni Ingram na si Debbie Allen, producer at director, ang pagpanaw ng singer sa pamamagitan ng Twitter, Martes ng gabi, January 29 (U.S. time).
Pahayag ni Allen: "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."
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.?? pic.twitter.com/TDJfpbbJWa— Debbie Allen (@msdebbieallen) January 29, 2019
Ilan sa mga pinasikat na kanta ni Ingram ay ang mga sumusunod: "Baby Come to Me" (duet with Patti Austin), "I Don't Have the Heart," "Just Once," "Yah Mo Be There," at "Somewhere Out There" (duet with Linda Ronstadt).
Na-nominate siya sa Grammys ng 14 beses, at dalawa rito ang napanalunan niya: best male R&B performance para sa "One Hundred Ways" noong 1981 at best R&B performance for a duo or group para sa "Yah Mo B There" noong 1984.
Bumuhos din ang mensahe ng pakikiramay at pagbibigay-pugay para sa yumaong singer sa social media
There are no words to convey how much my ?? aches with the news of the passing of my baby brother, James Ingram. With that soulful, whisky sounding voice, James was simply magical. He was, & always will be, beyond compare. Rest In Peace my baby bro…You’ll be in my ?? forever pic.twitter.com/oZtA9h8uZR— Quincy Jones (@QuincyDJones) January 29, 2019
Sending you love. Today the world lost a genius. James Ingram was a musician, artist, and humanitarian. He will be remembered for his brilliance and kind heart. https://t.co/t8JtEpygKO— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) January 29, 2019
RIP sweet James Ingram. Hearing your voice sing words and notes I made up is a gift I will cherish always. And I will never forget the laughs.— Richard Marx (@richardmarx) January 29, 2019
So saddened to hear this. First met James when I was in Shalamar, he played on “Friends” album and co-wrote on another. Such a talent vocally and musically, a family man, witty and wise. My condolences to his family and friends ????????????? Rest in Heaven James Ingram. https://t.co/Md3Wzdccw3— Jody Watley (@jodywatley) January 29, 2019