LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 17: Musician James Ingram arrives at the UNICEF Playlist with the A-List celebrity karaoke benefit at El Rey Theatre on May 17, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images For UNICEF)

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R&B Great James Ingram Dies at 66

January 29, 2019

Musician, Grammy Award-winner and Oscar nominee James Ingram has died of brain cancer, according to TMZ. He was 66.

The R&B singer was best known for his duets with Patti Austin on "Baby, Come to Me" in 1982 and in 1986 with Linda Ronstadt on "Somewhere Out There,"  a song from the animated film An American Tail. Ingram also scored other top charting hits with "I Don’t Have the Heart," "Just Once," "Yah Mo B There," "I Don't Have The Heart" and many more.

Ingram's death was confirmed by his longtime friend, collaborator and Grey's Anatomy star Debbie Allen on Twitter.

"I have lost my dearest friend and creative partner James Ingram to the Celestial Choir. 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." Allen tweeted.

Memorial arrangements have not been disclosed.