James Ingram, the soulful, smooth voice behind R&B hits like “Just Once” and “I Don’t Have The Heart,” has died at the age of 66.
Ingram’s longtime friend and creative partner, Debbie Allen, confirmed the news of his passing to CNN on Tuesday.
“I have lost my dearest friend and creative partner James Ingram to the Celestial Choir,” Allen wrote in a tribute on Twitter. “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.”
The cause of his death was not mentioned.
May his soul rest on.