R&B star Jesse Powell has passed away at the age of 51. He died peacefully in his home in Los Angeles, according to his family.
His death is announced by his Grammy-winner sister Tamara Powell on Wednesday. "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 the tremendous loss and celebrate his everlasting legacy," she wrote.
Jesse Loved Music And His Fans
Her statement was signed by The Powell Family that stated 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."
Cause of Death
The cause of death has not been announced by the family. In a separate Instagram post, Tamara also posted a video in a tribute to her brother. The clip was a video of Jesse singing "You".
Tamara wrote: 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. We absolutely adored you "Jet" & our family will not be the same without you."
Powell Shot To Fame With Hit Song "You"
Powell, from Gary, Indiana shot to fame with the hit song "You," a ballad that featured on his 1996 self-titled debut album. When he released the song as a single in 1999, "You" debuted at no.14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at No. 10. It also made it No.2 on the Billboard R&B chart, according to Newsweek.