Jesse Powell, the R&B singer whose hit 1996 ballad “You” rose to the upper reaches of the music charts upon its rerelease in 1999, has died at age 51. His death was announced last night by his sister, Grammy winner Tamara Powell, who said her brother passed away peacefully at his home in Hollywood.
No cause of death was given, but unconfirmed reports suggest cardiac arrest.
A native of Gary, Indiana, Powell was the brother of singing duo Trina & Tamara, and at age 23 had his own hit song in “You,” which reached No. 2 on the R&B Billboard chart and No. 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in 1999. He had dented the singles chart with “I Wasn’t With It” the year before.
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SOURCE: Deadline, Greg Evans