R&B Singer Gerald Levert dies!

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  1. playainda336

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    I dunno how many people here know of him, but he was a really great singer...and now he's dead.

    R.I.P. Gerald Levert

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    You beat me to it, such a sad thing I just learned.....he was only 40, same age as my Toni. So sad so sad

    Gerald Levert Dies; R&B Crooner Was 40
    By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY
    AP
    NEW YORK (AP) - Gerald Levert, the fiery singer of passionate R&B love songs and the son of O'Jays singer Eddie Levert, died on Friday. He was 40.

    His label, Atlantic Records, confirmed that Levert died at his home in Cleveland, Ohio.

    "All of us at Atlantic are shocked and deeply saddened by his untimely death. 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.

    Levert first gained fame back in 1986, as a member of the R&B trio LeVert, which also included his brother, Sean. They quickly racked up hits like "(Pop, Pop, Pop, Pop) Goes My Mind," "Casanova," and "Baby I'm Ready."

    But Gerald Levert's voice - powerful and soulful, almost a carbon-copy of his father's - was always the focal point, and in 1991, he made his solo debut with the album "Private Line," which included a hit duet with his dad, "Baby Hold on to Me."

    Levert became known for his sensual, romantic songs, but unlike a Luther Vandross, whose voice and songs were more genteel, Levert's music was explosive and raw - his 2002 album was titled "The G Spot."

    His most recent album was 2005's "Voices."
     
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    Very Sad.

    I really liked his voice.
     
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    First heard the news at the dentist earlier, and it's been pretty heavily covered on all the local newscasts since I came home (I live a stone's throw from Cleveland).

    As a music addict of sorts, I was aware of his music but not much else (his songs often played in the background at my old job). Just now discovered that his father was one of the founding members of the O'Jays ("For the Love Of Money", "Love Train", among others). Learn something new every day.

    As those above have already said, it is indeed sad news. But then again, when isn't the passing of another...
     
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    RIP Gerald. What a looker, too. A lot of girls in the last office I worked in were into him and now I know why.
     
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    How could we ever forget "Casanova"? Does anyone know how he died?
     
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    :bigeyes2: :frown: ...

    I used to play my 45 of "Just Coolin" until the grooves wore out. Not to mention "Casanova," "All Season," "Baby I'm Ready" from Levert ... and then his solo records, "Private Line," "Thinkin Bout it" and "A Rose by Any Other Name" with Teena Marie ... so many great memories ... I hate news like this. :(
     
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    He died of a massive heartattack.

    R&B singer Gerald Levert died today (Nov. 10), after suffering a fatal heart attack.

    Levert, also known as "G-Bear" to his fans, is featured on Styles P upcoming album Time Is Money. He was 40-years-old.

    The R&B singer was working on a reality show that featured him losing weight along with 12 of his female fans, who lived and trained with Levert for 30 days.

    Gerald Levert comes from a legendary musical family. His father Eddie Levert is the lead singer of the O'Jays. Levert scored pop success as a member of the R&B group Levert, as well as LSG (Levert, Keith Sweat and Johnny Gill).

    Levert scored success with singles like "Casanova," "Pop, Pop, Pop, Pop (Goes My Mind)", "Mr. Too Damn Good to You" and others.
     
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    He was (mis)using coke then?
     
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    What?
     
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    gerald levert was talented however he was using cocoaine as everyone knows..i am sorry he passed away under this cloud...wait for the autopsy reports !!!!
     
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    Coke is the major cause of fatal heart attacks in celebrities :tongue:

    Happened to one of the Righteous Brothers.
     
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    Let's just wait before we speculate about such a thing....
     
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    RIP Gerald. He was one of my favorites.
     
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