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R&B singer Jesse Powell dies aged 51

R&B singer Jesse Powell, best known for the 1996 hit “You,” died Tuesday at the age of 51, family members said.

The artist died “peacefully” at his Los Angeles home, according to his sister, where he recorded artists Trina and Tamara Powell.

Tamara said in a Statement from family message on Instagram.

“The family asks for privacy at this time as we mourn this heavy loss and celebrate his lasting legacy,” he said.

The family remembers Powell as a man who loved music and was loyal to his fans.

The statement concluded by saying, “We want you all to know that you mean the world to him.”

The cause of death was not shared.

Trina posted the same statement on her Facebook page.

Tamara posted another post on InstagramA video of her sister performing on stage, to the cheers of the audience.

“This voice!” I write. “Besides being one of the best male singers in the R&B area, you are the best big brother ever. I really love you.”

“We have great admiration for Jett and our family wouldn’t be the same without you,” he said.

He and his family hail from Gary, Indiana, and ended up in Los Angeles in the 1990s to pursue a career as singers.

Powell released four albums from 1996 to 2003. His second record was Musaddeq’s gold “Bot It” by the Recording Industry Association of America in 1999.

“You” is a song that has stood the test of time with nearly 13 million live streams on Spotify. The hit single was released on her debut album of the same name in 1996 and again on her 1998 album “Bout It”, and rose to number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in March 1999.