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Reports are circulating that James Ingram, the singer-songwriter best known for his Quincy Jones collaboration “The Secret Garden,” his duet with Patti Austin on “Baby Come To Me” and his work on Michael Jackson’s “P-Y-T” has passed away of brain cancer.

Ingram was 66.

Debbie Allen, who worked with Ingram on several projects wrote on Twitter, “I have lost my dearest friend and creative partner James Ingram to the Celestial Choir. He will always be cherished, loved, and remembered for his genius, his love of family and his humanity. I am blessed to have been so close. We will forever speak his name.”

Ingram was a two-time Grammy award winner as well as a two-time Academy Award nominee for his work on “The Day I Fall In Love” from Beethoven’s 2nd and “Look What Love Has Done” from the film Junior. It is unconfirmed what Ingram passed away from.

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6 thoughts on “James Ingram, Singer-Songwriter, Passes Away At 66

  1. Ted Gravely on said:

    Just another ordinary day starts out the words to one of my favorite songs – The Day I feel in Love. Simple, classy and not over sung. Miss you brother!

  2. David W Crosby on said:

    what a lost, one of the best and under rated soul , vocalist of all time, right up there with Donny, Marvin, Otis, and Al. East high school Akron Ohio, very close friend of my cousin Frank, lotta talent coming out of Akron back in da’ day. Howard Hewitt, Philip Ingram James’ brother, members of the band switch and a whole lotta’ funk!! Not only was James a phenomenal singer, but a even better human being…RIP my brother!!

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