Jesse Powell, an American R&B singer, has died. His loved ones broke the news of his passing to the world. Just two days ago, the R&B singer turned 51. The singer’s family released a statement saying Jesse passed away at home in Los Angeles. His exact cause of death, however, had not been made public.
On September 14, Jesse’s sister Tamara posted a tribute to her brother on Instagram. Tamara mentioned that her son, brother, and uncle, Jesse Powell, had passed away calmly. She said that the family of the late actor needs some space to grieve and honor Jesse’s memory.
She also said that Jesse’s love of music and his dedication to his loyal fan base remained constant throughout his career.
Tributes began flooding in on social media shortly after the news broke. One of Jesse’s admirers expressed their emotional turmoil by writing that they would be “lost without” the pop singer.
Jesse’s single You, which peaked at #2 on the R&B chart and #10 on the Billboard Hot 100, earned him a Grammy nomination. Jesse, who bragged that his voice could go up to four octaves, was born in Indiana.
In 1993, R&B singer Jesse was discovered by producer Carl Roland at a local talent event where he was performing with his sisters. In 1996, the R&B singer released his first self-titled album after signing a contract with Silas records.
His debut album peaked at #35 on Billboard’s album list. The lead single from his second album, Bout It (1998), however, “I Wasn’t With It,” reached the top spot on the Billboard Heatseekers list. Jesse’s second single, “You,” skyrocketed him to fame and became his most commercially successful release to date.
Two additional albums by the American singer followed. Jesse’s final album was published in 2004. After that, he stopped making music for good. Stay connected to TheActiveNewsCom for all the most recent news and updates.