Sunday, February 12, 2017

Grammy Award Winner Al Jarreau Passes Away At 76

Seven-time Grammy Award winner, Al Jarreau, has passed away at the age of 76.

He had recently been hospitalized for exhaustion, and his management announced his remaining 2017 concerts would be cancelled.

From Billboard:

The seven-time Grammy winner had recently announced his retirement from the entertainment business after hospitalized in Los Angeles for exhaustion, according to the Associated Press. It was unclear what he died from at press time, but Jarreau had fought through respiratory and cardiac issues in recent years, TMZ reports.

Jarreau's biggest single was 1981's "We're in This Love Together," and he was featured on the all-star 1985 song "We Are the World." Jarreau also sang the theme to television's Moonlighting.

Jarreau was the only recording artist to win Grammy Awards in the jazz, pop and R&B categories.

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