Jesse Powell Has Died

  • The singer’s family shared a statement announcing his death.

R&B vocalist Jesse Powell has died, according to a statement released by his family. The Gary, Indiana, native was reportedly 51.

Powell’s sister Tamara Powell, who is also a singer, shared the statement in an Instagram post.

“It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved son, brother and uncle Jesse Powell. He passed away peacefully in his Los Angeles home,” the statement said.

“The family asks for privacy at this time as we mourn the tremendous loss and celebrate his everlasting legacy.

Jesse loved music and he especially loved his fans who supported him throughout his career. We want you all to know that you meant the world to him.”

Powell released his self-titled debut album in March 1996 via Silas Records/MCA. It included the singles “All I Need,” “Gloria” and “I Like It.”

Nestled within the album was “You,” a ballad that later became his signature song and appeared on his sophomore album, ‘Bout It.

Bout It was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in June 1999 for selling more than 500,000 copies.

Powell went on to release two additional albums, JP (2001) and Jesse (2003). The former album included the lead single “If I,” another powerful yet underrated ballad.

Jesse marked Powell’s final album. Since that time, he has kept a relatively low profile from the public eye.

Source: Rate RnB

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