Grammy-winning R&B singer James Ingram passes away

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R&B artist James Ingram passed away at the age of 66. But, the reason of death has not been declared.

The news of his death was reported on Twitter by his creative partner Debbie Allen.

Debbie Allen posted a picture of her with James Ingram along with a tweet that say: “ 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.❤️”

A citizen of Ohio, Ingram was also nominated for 14 Grammy Awards, and won for best male R&B performance for his song “One Hundred Ways” in 1981 and best R&B performance for a pair or group in 1984 for “Yah Mo B There”, CNN reported.

Additionally, his duet with Patti Austin titled “How Do You Keep the Music Playing” earned an Oscar choice for best original song in 1983.

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James Ingram was also nominated for two Golden Globe Awards — one in the year 1994 for best original song for “The Day I Fall in Love” and in 1995 in the same section for “Look What Love Has Done.”