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Published: 2017/02/12

Legendary Jazz Singer Al Jarreau Dies at 76

Legendary jazz singer Al Jarreau is reportedly dead at 76 after passing away earlier this morning in Los Angeles just days after retiring from touring after hospitalization due to exhaustion.

Ebony’s Darlene Hill shared a message from the family confirming Jarreau’s death while in the hospital.

“If you are motivated to do so, please make a contribution to the Wisconsin Foundation for School Music, a wonderful organization which supports music opportunities, teachers, and scholarships for students in Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin,” the note also read, citing Jarreau’s hometown of Milwaukee.

Over the course of Jarreau’s more than 50-year career, he amassed seven Grammys, released sixteen studio albums under his name and toured with the likes of Miles Davis, Chick Corea, George Benson and many others. Jarreau was also one of the featured vocalists on the famed “We Are the World” rendition along with Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder and many others.

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