R&B singer Jesse Powell, best known for his song ‘You’, dies at 51; statement on family issues

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Singer-songwriter Jesse Powell, best known for his 90s hit song You, who died at the age of 51, his family confirmed in a statement. The Grammy-nominated R&B artist’s sister, Tamara Powell, wrote a heartfelt tribute on social media, asking her fans to respect privacy during the time of mourning. In the note, the family also mentioned that Jesse’s fans mean the world to him. Deborah Cox, singer Erica Campbell and other peers of Jesse Powell have expressed their grief over his loss.

R&B singer Jesse Powell, known for his hit single Youdies at 51

Taking to her Instagram handle, Tamara confirmed Jesse’s death in a note from the family which read: “It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved son, brother and uncle Jesse Powell. The family asks intimacy at this time as we mourn this tremendous loss and celebrate his eternal legacy.”

The statement continued, “Jesse loved the music and he especially loved his fans who supported him throughout his career. We want you all to know that you mean the world to him.” Looked.


Mourning the passing of the singer, Deborah Cox reacted to the message and mentioned, “Sincere condolences to you and the family. What a gentleman and what a sweet soul. I remember we had a promotional concert in St. Louis and he saaaaaang dowwwwwn !!! Phew!! What a voice!!” Singer Erica Campbell also added, “Oh no…so sorry prayers for the family jesse.”

Thanking everyone for their support and love, Tamara later mentioned in the comments section, “THANK YOU GUYS FOR YOUR PRAYERS AND CONDOLENCES.” No other details, including the cause of his death, have been released by the family at this time.

Learn more about the late singer Jesse Powell

Powell, who was born in Gary, Indiana, released his self-titled debut album in 1996. Following this, he achieved immense fame with his hit song You in 1999, which was part of his second album, About that. Powell continued to release JP in 2001 and Jesse in 2003.

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