R&B singer and two-time Grammy-winner, James Ingram has died at age 66.
Actress and choreographer Debbie Allen, a friend and collaborator of Ingram’s announced the chart-topping singer, songwriter, and producer’s death on her Twitter account on January 29.
The exact cause of death hasn’t been confirmed yet, however TMZ is reporting that the producer died from brain cancer.
The two-time Academy Award nominee for Best Original Song won two Grammys during his career for his song “One Hundred Ways” and his duet with Michael McDonald, “Yah Mo B There”.
The Akron, Ohio native had nine hits on the Billboard Hot 100. Out of those hits were two No. 1s, “Baby Come to Me,” with Patti Austin, in 1983, and “ I Don’t Have the Heart” in 1990. Ingram had other hits like “Just Once” (No. 17 in 1981, Quincy Jones featuring Ingram) and “Somewhere Out There” (No. 2 in 1987, with Linda Ronstadt). Ingram also co-wrote Michael Jackson’s “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)” with Quincy Jones.
Funeral plans have not yet been released.
Many entertainers took to to Twitter to give their condolences to the multi-talented artist.