Seven-time Grammy winner Al Jarreau has died at a Los Angeles hospital. He was 76.
His publicist, Joe Gordon, announced the death, saying the singer had been treated for exhaustion. The cause was not immediately known.
The singer was known for his smooth voice and scat singing skills on jazz and R&B songs like Breakin' Away.
Earlier this month, the singer for forced into retirement due to his health.
Jarreau produced more 20 albums. He also has the distinction of being the only vocalist to win a Grammy in the jazz, pop and R&B categories.
Jarreau is survived by his wife Susan and son Ryan.
Another beautiful voice is silenced. RIP Al Jarreau pic.twitter.com/WqaEQtCO2c— Steve Meyer (@stephenhmeyer) February 12, 2017
(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)
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