Al Jarreau Dies, 76
The New York Times reports that jazz singer Al Jarreau, multiple Grammy winner, died on Sunday in Los Angeles at the age of 76.
Jarreau’s death was announced by his manager, Joe Gordon, who said Jarreau had been hospitalised for exhaustion two weeks ago and cancelled his tour dates and retired. A statement read that the singer “passed away this morning. He was in the hospital, kept comfortable by his wife, son, and a few of his family and friends. A small, private service is planned, for immediate family only. No public service is planned yet this time”.
Jarreau won seven Grammys over the course of his 50 year career in the jazz, pop and R&B categories. His biggest hit was ‘We’re In This Love Together’ from the 1981 Breakin’ Away album.
Jarreau toured and performed with Joe Sample, Chick Corea, Kathleen Battle, Miles Davis, David Sanborn and George Benson. He also performed the role of the Teen Angel in a 1996 Broadway production of Grease. On March 6, 2001, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard on the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea Avenue.