R+B star Gerald Levert died yesterday (10NOV06) after suffering a suspected heart attack. He was 40.
Levert was the son of O'JAYS singer EDDIE LEVERT and he passed away in Cleveland, Ohio.
Over his two-decade music career, Levert sold millions of albums and had numerous R+B hits.
He first gained fame as a member of R+B trio LeVert, which also included his brother, SEAN, and childhood friend MARC GORDON.
They had hits including (POP, POP, POP) GOES MY MIND, CASANOVA, and BABY I'M READY.
In 1991, he made his solo debut with the album PRIVATE LINE, which included a hit duet with his dad BABY HOLD ON TO ME. He also recorded the successful album FATHER + SON.
Though Levert was successful as a solo singer, in 1997, he got into group mode again, joining with R+B singers JOHNNY GILL and Keith Sweat to form the group LSG.