RIP! Award Winning R&B Star, James Ingram Dies At 66

Grammy award-winning celebrity and two-time academy award nominee, Jame Ingram is dead. Ingram who made smash R&B hits like “Just Once” and “I Don’t Have The Heart,” died at the age of 66. This was confirmed by the singer’s longtime friend and creative partner, Debbie Allen, who tweeted yesterday, January 29 that tweeted, “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.” Born in Ohio, the star started out as an artist with the band Revelation Funk and later went on to play keyboards for Ray Charles. Since then, he had been nominated for 14 Grammy Awards, winning for best male R&B performance for his song “One Hundred Ways” in 1981 and best R&B performance for a duo or group in 1985 for “Yah Mo B.”  He also got an Oscar nomination for best original song for his song with Patti Austin, “How Do You Keep the Music Playing,” in 1983. Over the course of his career, Ingram has gone ahead to achieve various laudable feat in the industry including being nominated for two Golden Globe awards. He co-wrote Michael Jackson’s hit song “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)” with Jones. May his gentle soul rest in peace. Photo Credit: Getty

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