NEW YORK - Grammy award winner Luther Vandross' whose deep, lush voice on such hits as "Here and Now" and "Any Love" sold more than 25 million albums while providing the romantic backdrop for millions of couples worldwide, died Friday. He was 54.
Vandross died at John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Edison, N.J., said hospital spokesman Rob Cavanaugh. He did not release the cause of death.
Since suffering a stroke in his Manhattan home on April 16, 2003, the R&B crooner stopped making public appearances - but amazingly managed to continue his recording career. In 2004, he captured four Grammys' as a sentimental favorite, including best song for the bittersweet "Dance With My Father."
This royally sucks. Sometimes I forget that Barry White died a few years ago on July 4th.
[Edit] Sorry guys, got some more bad news. Renaldo Benson of the legendary group The Four Tops also passed away Friday.
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