A Grammy-winning singer and who earned two Oscar nominations for his song writing, has died, at age of 66.
The death of James Ingram was announced on Twitter by Debbie Allen, an actress-choreographer and a close associate to the singer, on Tuesday, according to AP.
Ingram earned three Grammy nominations along with one for best R&B male vocal performance for "One Hundred Ways."
American record producer Quincy Jones bid farewell to Ingram, saying, “With that soulful, whisky sounding voice, James Ingram was simply magical ... every beautiful note that James sang pierced your essence and comfortably made itself at home."
"But it was really no surprise because James was a beautiful human being, with a heart the size of the moon. James Ingram was, and always will be, beyond compare," Jones said
In 1983 Ingram released his debut album, "It's Your Night," which included the hit "Yah Mo Be There." The song, which featured Michael McDonald, became a Top 20 hit on the Billboard pop charts and won the Grammy for best R&B performance by a duo or group with vocal.
Ingram also reached the top of the pop charts twice with the songs "I Don't Have the Heart" and "Baby, Come to Me," a duet with Patti Austin. "Somewhere Out There," Ingram's collaboration with Linda Ronstadt from the 1986 film "An American Tail," reached No. 2 on the pop charts.