R&B Singer Jesse Powell Has Passed Away ‘Peacefully’ at the Age of 51

R&B Singer Jesse Powell Has Passed Away ‘Peacefully’ at the Age of 51

R&B singer Jesse Powell has passed away “peacefully” at his residence in Los Angeles according to his sister, Tamara Powell.

The recording artist was 51 years old and his family has not disclosed the manner in which he died. His sibling, Tamara, who was a part of an R&B group with her sister, Trina Powell called Trina & Tamara acknowledged his death on her Instagram account earlier today.

“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 family asks for privacy at this time as we mourn this 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.

“The Powell Family”

The singer, who was known for his impressive four-octave range retired from making music after releasing his fourth album, Jesse in 2003. According to Billboard, Powell was born in the same town that Michael Jackson and the Jackson family grew up in, Gary, Indiana on Sept. 12, 1971. In 1996, he debuted his first album, Jesse Powell. Arguably his most recognizable song, You, was included in the first offering. Two years later, the song was also on his second album, ‘Bout It in 1998, and released as a single. The track went on to become a top ten hit as it peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 music chart. TMZ reported that You had reached all the way up to number 2 on the Billboard R&B charts as the album became certified gold while going up on the charts to number 15.

Although he didn’t have a song that matched the success of You, he released JP in 2001 and his last LP, Jesse in 2003.

Tamara left a message praising him and his voice while posting a clip of his most popular song.

“That voice!

“Aside from being one of the best R&B male vocalists out there, you were the best big brother ever. I loved you so much. 🥺 I’m thankful that we were so close; a whole mess all the time. 😅🍃💨”

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