Music industry mourns passing of legendary singer James Ingram
James Ingram's death was announced on Twitter by his long-time friend and actress Debbie Allen.
NEW YORK - The Recording Academy has added its voice to the tributes pouring in for two-time Grammy-winning singer James Ingram, who died at the age of 66 after suffering from brain cancer.
His death was announced on Twitter by his long-time friend and actress Debbie Allen.
The Recording Academy, which hands out the Grammy awards, says Ingram’s rich voice and masterful songwriting made a lasting impact on the music industry.
Fellow singers, like Gladys Knight and Josh Groban, are among those who’ve shared their sadness at his passing.
Groban says Ingram was a vocalist all looked up to.
RIP the great James Ingram, a vocalist all vocalists looked up to— josh groban (@joshgroban) January 29, 2019
Quincy Jones, who worked on Michael Jackson’s _P.Y.T _with Ingram, described him as simply magical.
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
Ingram was perhaps best known for his two US number ones, Baby Come to Me and I Don’t Have the Heart.
WATCH: Patti Austin & James Ingram perform Baby Come To Me in 1983
(Edited by Shimoney Regter)