Grammy Award winner and R&B singer James Ingram is no more with us now!
American Singer, James Ingram has died at the age of 66, according to multiple outlets. As per TMZ, the ‘Just Once’ singer died due to Brain Cancer. However cause of death is not yet confirmed.
James fellow singer, Quincy Jones took through twitter to express his grief sadness and condolences over his death. Similarly, he also gave a statement to New York Times. The statement reads, “There are no words to convey how much my heart aches with the news of the passing of my baby brother James Ingram. With that soulful, whisky sounding voice, James Ingram was simply magical. From the minute I first heard his voice on the demo tape for ‘Just Once,’ to ‘One Hundred Ways,’ his classic duet with Patti Austin ‘How Do You Keep The Music Playing,’ ‘Secret Garden,’ ‘We Are the World,’ and all of our recordings, every beautiful note that James sang pierced your essence and comfortably made itself at home.”
It further read, “But it was really no surprise because James was a beautiful human being, with a heart the size of the moon. James Ingram was, and always will be, beyond compare. Rest in Peace baby brother. You will be in my heart forever.”
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) 29 January 2019
Late singer’s close friend Debbie Allen also posted about the loss on Twitter.
She wrote, “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.”
Ingram had won Grammy Award for two times and furthermore, he had also been nominated in Oscar for Best Original Song twice.