R&B singer Jesse Powell, best known for the 1996 song “You,” died Tuesday at the age of 51, according to family members.
The artist died “peacefully” in his Los Angeles home, according to his sisters, where he recorded artists Trina and Tamara Powell.
Tamara said in a message Statement from the family on instagram.
“The family asks for privacy at this time as we mourn this heavy loss and celebrate his eternal legacy,” she said.
The family remembered Powell as a man who loved music and was devoted to his fans.
The statement concluded by saying, “We want you all to know that you mean the world for him.”
The cause of death was not shared.
Trina posted the same statement on her Facebook page.
Tamara posted another post on InstagramA video of her brother performing on stage, to the cheers of the audience.
“this voice!” I wrote. “Aside from being one of the best male singers in the R&B area, you were the best big brother ever. I loved you so much.”
“We absolutely adored Jett and our family wouldn’t be the same without you,” she said.
He and his family came from Gary, Indiana, and ended up in Los Angeles in the 1990s to pursue a career as a singer.
Powell released four albums from 1996 to 2003. His second record was “Bot It” Mosaddeq gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in 1999.
“You” is the song that has stood the test of time with nearly 13 million streams live on Spotify. The hit single was released on his debut album of the same name in 1996 and again on his 1998 album “Bout It”, and rose to number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in March 1999.
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