Jazz Legend Al Jarreau Passes Away At Age 76

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One of the best r&b singers ever! So sad that he’s gone.? I grew up listening to his music… One of the greatest musical talents.

Al Jarreau was a musical genius. He brought jazz to another level. He will be missed and loved forever. He was a great singer and a great person. One of the best singers in our time. ??????

Grammy Award-winning jazz singer Al Jarreau passed away at the age of 76.

Earlier this week, Jarreau was hospitalized in Los Angeles “due to exhaustion.” A statement issued through his website said the singer was “improving slowly,” but doctors nonetheless advised him to cancel further live performances.

In a statement announcing Jarreau’s death, his family wrote, “He will be missed. His 2nd priority in life was music. There was no 3rd. His 1st priority, far ahead of the other, was healing or comforting anyone in need. Whether it was emotional pain, or physical discomfort, or any other cause of suffering, he needed to put our minds at ease and our hearts at rest. He needed to see a warm, affirming smile where there had not been one before. Song was just his tool for making that happen.”

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