Singer-songwriter and R&B icon Jesse Powell has died at the age of 51 at his home in Los Angeles.

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Powell, from Gary, Indiana shot to fame with the hit song "You," a ballad that featured on his 1996 self-titled debut album.

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When he released the song as a single in 1999, "You" debuted at no.14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at No. 10. It also made it No.2 on the Billboard R&B chart.

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Grammy-winner Tamara Powell, announced the information of her brother's dying in a transferring Instagram post in the early hours of Wednesday, September 14, 2022.

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"He passed away peacefully in his Los Angeles home. The family asks for privacy at this time as we mourn the tremendous loss and celebrate his everlasting legacy.

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"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."

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The statement was signed off "The Powell Family." The cause of death has not yet been announced.

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"It's very shocking to hear about his sudden passing. Rest in peace, Jesse." Jesse Powell was a SANGER. What he did with “If I” still gives me chills.

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