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 Gerald Levert

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Gerald Levert Famous memorial

Birth
Canton, Stark County, Ohio, USA
Death
10 Nov 2006 (aged 40)
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Burial
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID
16601470 View Source

Musician. Son of "The O'Jays" founder Eddie Levert and brother to Sean Levert, he came from a musical family background, with influences wthe likes of James Brown and Marvin Gaye. Along with brother Sean and childhood friend Marc Gordon, they formed the Grammy nominated R&B group ‘LeVert'. They released their first album "I Get Hot" in 1985 to much success with six more albums to follow. In 1991 with the blessing of his bandmates, he embarked on a solo career with his first release "Private Line" which went to number one on the R&B chart with the duet "Baby Hold on to Me" being a collaboration between himself and his father. Another collaberation followed on the 1995 album "Father and Son". After his first solo release, he achieved similar success with nine more albums including "Do I Speak for the World" in 2004 which would be his last solo project. In 1997, Levert, along with Keith Sweat and Johnny Gill, formed the group ‘LSG'. Their first release "Levert Sweat and Gill" was a success as well as the 2003 follow-up "LSG2". When he wasn't recording himself, he was writing and producing for other artists such as Patti LaBelle, Teddy Pendergrass and Barry White. He died of an apparent heart attack in his sleep in his Cleveland, Ohio home.

Musician. Son of "The O'Jays" founder Eddie Levert and brother to Sean Levert, he came from a musical family background, with influences wthe likes of James Brown and Marvin Gaye. Along with brother Sean and childhood friend Marc Gordon, they formed the Grammy nominated R&B group ‘LeVert'. They released their first album "I Get Hot" in 1985 to much success with six more albums to follow. In 1991 with the blessing of his bandmates, he embarked on a solo career with his first release "Private Line" which went to number one on the R&B chart with the duet "Baby Hold on to Me" being a collaboration between himself and his father. Another collaberation followed on the 1995 album "Father and Son". After his first solo release, he achieved similar success with nine more albums including "Do I Speak for the World" in 2004 which would be his last solo project. In 1997, Levert, along with Keith Sweat and Johnny Gill, formed the group ‘LSG'. Their first release "Levert Sweat and Gill" was a success as well as the 2003 follow-up "LSG2". When he wasn't recording himself, he was writing and producing for other artists such as Patti LaBelle, Teddy Pendergrass and Barry White. He died of an apparent heart attack in his sleep in his Cleveland, Ohio home.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Allcalmap
  • Added: 11 Nov 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 16601470
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/16601470/gerald-levert: accessed ), memorial page for Gerald Levert (13 Jul 1966–10 Nov 2006), Find a Grave Memorial ID 16601470, ; Maintained by Find a Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.