Legendary Jazz Singer, Al Jarreau, Dead At 76
Talented singer Alwin Lopez “Al” Jarreau is internationally known for his ability to sing many styles, from scat singing to his talent of taking on the character of guitar and percussion, all with his versatile voice, has died. He was 76.
Jarreau has topped the music sales charts with more than 20 albums. He is the only vocalist in history to have Grammy Awards in the 3 categories of jazz, pop, and R&B. Jarreau’s has won a total of seven Grammy awards, along with a nomination for the theme song from the ever-popular TV show, Moonlighting.
Jarreau’s biggest single was 1981’s “We’re in This Love Together,” and he was featured on the all-star 1985 song “We Are the World.”
The news of his death, comes just after the seven-time Grammy winner announced his retirement from the entertainment business after hospitalized in Los Angeles for exhaustion, according to the Associated Press. It was unclear what he died from at press time, but Jarreau had fought through respiratory and cardiac issues in recent years.