Tributes to R&B singer James Ingram

Tributes to R&B singer James Ingram

Tributes have been paid to US R&B singer and songwriter James Ingram, who’s died in Los Angeles at the age of 66.

The Grammy winner scored US No.1s with Baby Come To Me and I Don’t Have The Heart. He co-wrote Michael Jackson’s PYT with Quincy Jones.

Jones said: "There are no words to convey how much my heart aches with the news of the passing of my baby brother James Ingram. With that soulful, whisky-sounding voice, James Ingram was simply magical." 

In the UK, he was best known for Top 10 hit Somewhere Out There with Linda Ronstadt. It went on the beat U2's I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For to win best song at the 1988 Grammys.

Top 20 singles included Baby Come To Me in 1983 and Yah Mo Be There in 1984.

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