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Singer Al Jarreau (1940-2017)


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The seven-time Grammy Award-winning jazz singer Al Jarreau has died in Los Angeles at the age of 76. He passed away days after being hospitalized for exhaustion and hours before the presentation of the 59th annual Grammys.


The cause of his death has not yet been established.


Jarreau was the first person to earn Grammys for jazz, pop, and R&B performances.



He performed the theme song for the stylish yet offbeat ABC detective series "Moonlighting," which ran from 1985 to 1989. The show made a star of the relatively unknown actor Bruce Willis -- who won a Primetime Emmy as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Season 2 -- and rejuvenated the career of actress Cybill Shepherd.


Jarreau wrote the lyrics for the theme song, which was composed by Lee Holdridge. They shared a 1985-86 Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Music and Lyrics.




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Yeah, I just read that he was taking time off and hospitalized for exhaustion.  This is truly a shock and tragedy.


That he should die before any adjective that could adequately befit the man's immense talent could be devised is sad news indeed.


Rest in peace Al.  No song could recieve a greater gift than to be sung by you.




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