Sunday, February 12, 2017

Al Jarreau Passed Away!

Al Jarreau passed away. 
Like every time the Grammy's come on, someone who made an impact in the music industry passed away. I mean we are reminded about the tragic death of Whitney Houston. She died on February 11, 2012. Now one of the greatest jazz musicians in the world passed away.

Al Jarreau, the voice behind several hits and the winner of seven Grammy Awards passed away early Sunday morning at the age of 76.

On his official website, the news was confirmed. He died in Los Angeles. He was hospitalized for exhaustion and it forced him off his tour. He would cancel his tour dates and semi-retire from touring.

He death was preceded with family and friends present.

He was a product of Milwaukee. He sang for fun growing up and didn't pursue a music career. He decided to jump into show business when he graduated from college.

Before his death, he apologized to his fans.

"With complete sorrow, Al Jarreau must retire from touring. He is thankful for his 50 years traveling the world in ministry through music --- and for everyone who shared this with him --- his faithful audience, the dedicated musicians and so many other who have supported his effort."

He is survived by his wife Susan and their son, Ryan.

Our late thread is dedicated to Al Jarreau and we mourn his loss.

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