Singer-songwriter Jesse Powell dies at 51, his household confirms

Jesse Powell, the singer-songwriter finest identified for his late ’90s hit “You,” has died, his household mentioned in an announcement. He was 51.

The artist, hailed by many as an R&B icon, “handed away peacefully” at his house in Los Angeles, in response to the assertion. Powell’s household has not offered particulars concerning the circumstances surrounding his demise.

His sister Tamara Powell, a Grammy winner who first gained recognition as half of the up to date R&B group Trina & Tamara, alongside sibling Trina Powell, introduced the information in an Instagram post shared Tuesday evening. Her submit included the Powell household’s assertion.

“It is with a heavy coronary heart that we announce the passing of our beloved son, brother and uncle Jesse Powell. He handed away peacefully in his Los Angeles house,” the assertion learn.

“The household asks for privateness presently as we mourn this great loss and have fun his eternal legacy,” it continued. “Jesse liked music and he particularly liked his followers who supported him all through his profession. We need you all to know that you just meant the world to him.”

Tamara Powell shared a second post about an hour later, which confirmed her brother’s age on the time of his demise. A third submit featured a clip of Jesse Powell performing. 

Jesse Powell Promotional Visit In Chicago
Singer Jesse Powell performs at Chess Records Studios in Chicago, Illinois, in July 1998.

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“That voice!” she captioned it. “Aside from being probably the greatest R&B male vocalists on the market, you had been the perfect massive brother ever. … We completely adored you ‘Jet’ & our household is not going to be the identical with out you.”

Born in Gary, Indiana, in 1971, Jesse Powell rose to prominence within the early ’90s and launched his self-titled debut album in 1996. He grew to become a sensation with the discharge of his R&B ballad, “You,” which initially appeared on the debut document and was launched once more as a single in 1999. The single peaked at quantity 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart and likewise appeared on Powell’s sophomore album, “‘Bout It.”

Jesse Powell – YOU (1999) HQ by

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