Sad news for the music world this morning, as it was reported that Grammy award winner, James Ingram, has passed away after a long battle with brain cancer.
The Ohio-born singer, whose voice became a mainstay on the music charts in the 1980s and early 1990s, was renowned for his hits “Just Once” and “One Hundred Ways,” as well as his iconic collaborations “Baby Come To Me” with Patti Austin, “Somewhere Out There” with Linda Ronstadt for the animated film An American Tail, and “Secret Garden” with Quincy Jones. He was also credited as a co-writer for the Michael Jackson hit “P.Y.T.”
His closest friends in the industry mourned the loss of another brilliant artist and shared their sentiments on social media.
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
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
Our thoughts are with his loved ones. Rest in peace, James.
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A Filipina born and raised in Saudi Arabia, Alyssa always has a story to tell. She is a writer by day, singer on occasion, ballerina by heart, and forever a musical theatre enthusiast. When she's not immersing herself in her Spotify playlists, you'll find her training to be a triathlete or being a full-time cool tita to her 9 nephews and nieces.