James Ingram, Grammy Award-Winning R&B Singer, Dies At Age 66

Updated On 30 Jan, 2019 Published On

James Ingram, an R&B singer who won Grammy Awards, has died. He was 66. The exact cause of death is not revealed yet, however, according to TMZ report, he had brain cancer.

James' death was confirmed by his close friend Debbie Allen. She tweeted, "I have lost my dearest friend and creative partner James Ingram to the Celestial Choir."

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The actress continued,

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.

The late singer won two Grammys in the 1980s. In 1981, he received a Grammy Award in the Male R&B Vocal Performance for his "One Hundred Ways" song.

Three years later, he received another Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals song "Yah Mo B There".

The R&B star was nominated for 14 Grammys during his career.

James was also nominated for two Oscar Awards; one for "The Day I Fall in Love" in 1993  and another from "Look What Love Has Done" in 1994.

He debuted his album debuted in 1983 while he released his last album in 2008.

Funeral and memorial services for the late R&B singer will be announced in the coming days. Rest in Peace James Ingram!

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