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Gerald Levert Dead At 40

Posted by FMQB/Atlantic Records on 2006/11/14 | Views: 3952 |

Gerald Levert Dead At 40


R&B singer Gerald Levert passed away on Friday of a heart attack at the age of 40. He began his career as the frontman of trio LeVert in the '80s and '90s, with six Gold albums and a Grammy nomination.

R&B singer Gerald Levert passed away on Friday of a heart attack at the age of 40. He began his career as the frontman of trio LeVert in the '80s and '90s, with six Gold albums and a Grammy nomination. As a solo artist, he found his biggest success with "Baby Hold On To Me," the chart-topping duet with his father Eddie Levert, a member of the '70s Soul group The O'Jays. In 1997, he formed the R&B supergroup LSG with Johnny Gill and Keith Sweat. Levert also was a songwriter and producer for other artists.

His longtime label home Atlantic Records released a statement saying, "All of us at Atlantic are shocked and deeply saddened by his untimely death. He was one of the greatest voices of our time, who sang with unmatched soulfulness and power, as well as a tremendously gifted composer and an accomplished producer.

"Above all, he was an exceptional human being whose warmth and grace inspired us all. Gerald has been a member of our family for two decades, and he will be greatly missed by everyone who had the pleasure and privilege of working with him through the years."

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