James Ingram has died at the age of 66. The American legend of R & B has been battling for months against brain cancer.
His friend, actress and choreographer Debbie Allen, confirmed the sad news. James Ingram died at the age of 66 after a long battle with brain cancer in recent months. After beginning his career with the band Revelation Funk, the American singer became a star in the 1980s with his hit Ya Mo B There, released in 1983.
During his career, James Ingram reached the first place in Billboard rankings twice with Baby, Come to Me and I Do not Have the Heart. He has won two Grammy Awards and has been nominated twelve times in total. The star has written dozens of hits in collaboration with producer Quincy Jones. He wrote the song PYT (Pretty Young Thing) on the album Thriller by Michael Jackson.
In 1985, James Ingram, like many stars of the American song, participated in the hit We Are the World, which helped to fight the famine in Ethiopia. The artist has also collaborated with legends like Ray Charles, Natalie Cole or Patti Austin with their hit Baby Come to Me.
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.❤️ pic.twitter.com/TDJfpbbJWa
— Debbie Allen (@msdebbieallen) 29 January 2019
The announcement of the disappearance of James Ingram greatly saddened one of his biggest French fans: the singer Lââm . On her Twitter account, she shared her sadness in a heart- rending cry:
MAIS PUTAIN DE BORDEL DE MERDE 😰😰😰😰😰😰
MON IDOLE JAMES INGRAM EST MORT !!!!!!! 😰😰😰😰😰😰
A 66 ANS D’UN CANCER
TROP TROP MAL LA
JAMES INGRAM !!!!! MERDE !!!!
REST IN PEACE KING !!!! #jamesingram pic.twitter.com/2ATqmNnlFv
— LAAM (@LaamOfficial) 29 January 2019