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Gerald Levert dies

5:52 PM, Nov 15, 2006   |    comments
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His family tells Channel 3 News it appears died in his sleep, possibly of a heart attack. He was 40 years old. Spokesman Dan Bomeli at Geauga Community Hospital in suburban Cleveland confirms that Gerald Levert was brought to the hospital Friday, and pronounced dead at 1:50 p.m. The Cuyahoga County coroner will perform an autopsy and will not speculate at this time on a cause of death. Gerald was the son of Eddie Levert, a founder and lead singer of the O'Jays. The family has a street named after them in their native Canton. Gerald and Eddie collaborated many times, recording an album called "Father and Son" together. He also sang with his brother Sean and Marc Gordon in the R&B Trio, LeVert. Levert was born in Cleveland and was also a part LSG, the R & B supergroup which included platinum selling stars Keith Sweat and Johnny Gill. Some of Gerald Levert's most popular ballads include "I'd Give Anything to Fall in Love", and "You Got That Love." His label, Atlantic Records, issued this statement: "All of us at Atlantic are shocked and deeply saddened by his untimely death. He was one of the greatest voices of our time, who sang with unmatched soulfulness and power, as well as a tremendously gifted composer and an accomplished producer." You can see more about Levert's life on Channel 3 News at 6 and Channel 3 News at 11. Check back on this page tonight for video of Levert.

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