SUPERSTAR R&B singer Jesse Powell has passed away at the age of 51, his family confirmed today.
Best known for his hits You and I Wasn’t With It, Powell’s death was announced Instagram his sister on Wednesday morning.
Powell reportedly died “peacefully” at his home in Los Angeles.
However, the cause of death has not yet been revealed.
His family said in a statement: “It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved son, brother and uncle Jesse Powell. He died peacefully in his Los Angeles house.”
“The family asks for privacy at this time as we mourn the enormous loss and celebrate his eternal legacy.”
“Jesse loved music and he especially loved his fans who supported him throughout his career. We want you all to know that you meant the world to him.”
Powell released four studio albums during his career and was the older brother of R&B singers Trina and Tamara.
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What was Jesse Powell’s biggest hit?
Powell was best known for the song You, which he released in 1996.
Then, two years later, it was reissued.
The track peaked at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100.
Jesse’s family statement
Jessie’s sister, singer Tamara Powell, shared the news with her Instagram followers.
She wrote: “It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved son, brother and uncle Jesse Powell.”
The grieving sister continued in her post, “He passed away peacefully at his home in Los Angeles. The family is asking for privacy at this time as we mourn this huge loss and celebrate his eternal legacy.
“Jesse loved music and he especially loved his fans who supported him throughout his career. We want you all to know that you meant the world to him. The Powell Family.
Who was Jesse Powell married to?
R’n’B legend Jesse Powell had no children.
At the time of his death, he was unmarried.
There is no record of him dating anyone at the time of his death.
When did Jesse Powell die?
Powell died on September 13, 2022 at his home in Los Angeles.
Powell’s sister Tamara confirmed the news on Instagram to the fans he left behind.
“Rest in Peace, Incredible Vocalist”
Music fans paid tribute to Powell when the news of his death broke.
One said, “Rest in peace, incredible vocalist.”
While another paid tribute by posting online: “RIP Jesse Powell, this man had a VOICE.”
Others have described Powell as “a man of talent”.
More about the music of Jesse Powell
His signature song was You, a ballad featured on his second album. ‘About it.
You debuted at number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 during the week of February 20, 1999, and eventually peaked at number 10 on the coveted singles list, which was Powell’s first top 10 hit.
On Spotify, it has nearly 13 million streams at the time of publication.
Powell released two more albums, JP in 2001 and Jesse in 2003, which was his final album.
Who was Jesse Powell?
Jesse Powell was an R&B vocalist from Gary, Indiana.
Powell released his self-titled debut album through Silas Records/MCA in March 1996.
It included the singles All I Need, Gloria and I Like It.