Singer James Ingram dies at 66

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Two-time Grammy Award-winner James Ingram died on Jan. 29. He was 66 and the cause of death was not announced.

Ingram was a soulful, chart-topping singer and songwriter who earned two Grammys in the 1980s: Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male for “One Hundred Ways” and Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for “Yah Mo B There,” a duet with Michael McDonald. His duet with Patti Austin, “How Do You Keep the Music Playing,” earned an Oscar nomination for best original song in 1983.

Over the course of his career, Ingram had successful collaborations with Linda Rondstadt, Quincy Jones, Barry White and Dolly Parton. He co-wrote Michael Jackson’s hit song “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)” with Jones. He is survived by his wife Debra Robinson.


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