Legendary Singer And Songwriter James Ingram Has Passed Away
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The music world has suffered another seismic loss after acclaimed singer, songwriter, and producer James Ingram died. He was just 66. Debbie Allen, Ingram’s longtime collaborator and friend, shared news of the musician’s passing on Twitter. “I have lost my dearest friend and creative partner James Ingram to the Celestial Choir,” Allen wrote. “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.” After bursting on the scene on Quincy Jones’ Grammy Award-winning album, The Dude, in 1981, Ingram went on to release his debut album, It’s Your Night. Over the course of his career, Ingram scored several hit songs, including “Baby, Come to Me,” “Somewhere Out There,” “I Don’t Have the Heart,” “Just Once,” and “One Hundred Ways.” Throughout his career, Ingram released five studio albums, won two Grammy Awards, and was nominated for two Academy Awards. After Allen shared news of his death on social media, fans and celebrities began to offer their condolences for Ingram and his family in the wake of his passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Ingram’s family and friends during this difficult time.