R&B legend James Ingram is no more.
The Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter died Wednesday after losing his battle with brain cancer at the age of 66.
TMZ reported that he’d been fighting cancer for an extended period.
Actress and choreographer Debbie Allen reacted to the sad news, saying: “I have lost my dearest friend.”
James is best known for his chart topping songs of the 80s, such as Baby Come To Me, a duet with Patti Austin, and Somewhere Out There, a duet with Linda Rondstadt.
The singer won a Grammy for his duet with Michael McDonald, Yah Mo Be There, and another for his hit 100 Ways.
He was nominated for another 12 Grammys during his career.
During his career, James released five studio albums, between 1983 and 2008.