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Gerald Levert dead from apparent heart attack
R&B singer Gerald Levert, the 40-year-old son of O'Jays singer Eddie Levert, died Friday from an apparent heart attack at his home in Cleveland. His label, Atlantic Records, confirmed the news in a released statement: "All of us at Atlantic are shocked and deeply saddened by his untimely death. He was one of the greatest voices of our time, who sang with unmatched soulfulness and power, as well as a tremendously gifted composer and an accomplished producer." Gerald Levert had success as both a solo singer and in groups, first with the trio Levert and later with LSG, which included fellow stars Keith Sweat and Johnny Gill. Levert's 1987 hit "Casanova" was sampled by Doug E. Fresh and Junior Mafia. Levert joined Queen Latifah and Troop on "For The Love Of Money/Living For The City" from the "New Jack City" soundtrack, and will be featured on Styles P's upcoming album, Time is Money. Levert's latest album, Voices, was released in 2005.
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