Rest in Peace! Al Jarreau, Legendary Jazz and R&B Singer, Dies at 76
The seven-time Grammy Award Winner and the legendary R&B singer Al Jarreau dies on February 12, 2017, around 5:30 am at Los Angeles hospital at the age of 76. The news of Al death was officially announced by his publicist Joe Gordon while the death ceremony of the artist shall be held by Ryan Jarreau (son) and Susan Player (wife) in a private ceremony at his home for his immediate family with no public inclusion. Joe Gordon disclosed the schedule and news with Ebony.com where he said:
Al Jarreau passed away this morning, at about 5:30 am LA time. He was in the hospital, kept comfortable by Ryan, Susan, and a few of his family and friends. Ryan and Susan will hold a small, private service at home, for immediate family only. No public service is planned yet, but I will inform you if that changes. Ryan asks that no flowers or gifts are sent to their home or office. Instead, if you are motivated to do so, please make a contribution to the Wisconsin Foundation for School Music, an excellent organization which supports music opportunities, teachers, and scholarships for students in Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin.
He further added:
“A donation page is here. Even if you do not plan to contribute, please list that page and give yourself a few minutes to watch a beautiful tribute video that Wisconsin Public Television produced to honor Al when he received his lifetime achievement award in October.”
While his fan followers showed condolence towards the almighty singer,
Heaven is partying today! pic.twitter.com/xNBOcjn15D— Dianne Reeves (@DianneReeves1) February 12, 2017
After getting the singer hospitalized the publicist through the singer's Twitter account had reported about the progressive recovery in the health of singer.
I know you will all be happy to know Al Jarreau is recovering slowly and steadily— Al Jarreau (@AlJarreau) February 9, 2017
Al Jarreau was resting for a week due to his ill health, and after few days he announced his retirement from the music tour and eventually got hospitalized for exhaustion.
Al is in LA resting after feeling weak with shortness of breath He's sorry he couldn't make #TheJazzCruise & hopes everyone has a great time— Al Jarreau (@AlJarreau) January 28, 2017
Alwin Lopez Jarreau was born on March 12, 1940, at Milwaukee to a musical family. Through his album “We Got By” in 1975 he got showered with commercial and critical success. While in 1981 with his biggest hit “We’re in This Love Together,” his song inclined to 15 number on the Billboard pop singles chart. Since then the singer got highlighted and remained the most preferred singer for the audience at large.