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R.I.P. James Ingram

Yah Mo B There (With Michael McDonald)

We found, not long ago, that James Ingram passed away today, at the age of 66. He had been battling brain cancer. His friend and collaborator, dancer/actress Debbie Allen confirmed, “He will always be cherished, loved and remembered for his genius, his love of family and his humanity. I am blessed to have been so close. We will forever speak his name,” she said in a statement posted to Twitter.

In that well-known and soulful baritone, he had plenty of hits in the 80s and 90s. One of his most well-known songs, “Ya Mo B There” featured Michael McDonald and peaked at #19 on the Hot 100 in 1983.