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305TillIDie
11-11-2006, 01:44 AM
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Popular R&B singer Gerald Levert died Friday of a heart attack in his hometown of Cleveland. The artist turned 40 years old in July.
Some 20 years after notching his first R&B hit with "(Pop, Pop, Pop, Pop) Goes My Mind," Levert's warm, sensual voice remained a concert draw, especially among female fans who rushed the stage to grab -- and sometimes wrestle over -- the teddy bears he would toss into the audience.
He came to national attention as a member of Atlantic Records' Levert, comprised of his brother Sean and friend Marc Gordon. The trio scored with the aforementioned "Pop" in 1986. Next came the No. 1 R&B/No. 5 pop hit "Casanova" in 1987, followed by three more R&B chart-toppers, "Addicted to You," "Just Coolin"' featuring Heavy D and "Baby I'm Ready" in 1991.

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R.I.P Gerald...gone from us too soon :(

icephinfan
11-11-2006, 01:57 AM
WOW, what a week. First Bryan Pata, Ed Bradley, Jack Palance and now Gerald Levert.

R.I.P. to all 4. :(

Celtkin
11-11-2006, 07:37 AM
[CNN (http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/Music/11/10/obit.levert/index.html)] -- Gerald Levert, the R&B singer whose hits included "I Swear" and "I'd Give Anything," as well as chart-toppers with the groups LeVert and LSG, has died, according to his label, Atlantic Records. He was 40.

Levert died of a heart attack Friday at his Cleveland, Ohio, home, according a statement from Atlantic.

"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," the statement read. "Above all, he was an exceptional human being whose warmth and grace inspired us all."

Levert, the son of O'Jays member Eddie Levert Sr., first hit it big with his sibling Sean and friend Marc Gordon as the trio LeVert in the mid-'80s. The group's hits included the 1987 song "Casanova," which hit the Top Five on the pop charts.

BAMAPHIN 22
11-11-2006, 11:28 AM
[CNN (http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/Music/11/10/obit.levert/index.html)] -- Gerald Levert, the R&B singer whose hits included "I Swear" and "I'd Give Anything," as well as chart-toppers with the groups LeVert and LSG, has died, according to his label, Atlantic Records. He was 40.

Levert died of a heart attack Friday at his Cleveland, Ohio, home, according a statement from Atlantic.

"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," the statement read. "Above all, he was an exceptional human being whose warmth and grace inspired us all."

Levert, the son of O'Jays member Eddie Levert Sr., first hit it big with his sibling Sean and friend Marc Gordon as the trio LeVert in the mid-'80s. The group's hits included the 1987 song "Casanova," which hit the Top Five on the pop charts.


This was totally a shock to me...:eek: R.I.P. Gerald...

dreday
11-11-2006, 12:07 PM
Man a total shock...My family is shocked.First a friend of mines dad passes,Ed Bradley,Jack Palance,then Gerald Levert.Man of all people he would have been the last I would have expected.RIP you will surely be missed.Bless your soul.

Dolphin1184
11-11-2006, 12:21 PM
Wow, "I Swear" is a great song. RIP.

IN-FIN-ITY
11-11-2006, 12:25 PM
RIP LEVERT..

ONE OF MY FAVORITE SINGERS...

LOVE THE CDS WITH HE AND HIS DAD..

Roman529
11-11-2006, 03:14 PM
:( R.I.P. Levert...I'm 40...that's way too young to die.