Album Tribute Planned For Luther

Music moguls TERRY LEWIS and JIMMY JAM are organising a LUTHER VANDROSS tribute album, which will feature MARY J BLIGE, CELINE DION and RUBEN STUDDARD.

The velvet-voiced singer died on Friday (01JUL05), aged 54, after failing to fully recover from a stroke in 2003.

Funeral arrangements are being made this week. A memorial service is planned for Friday (08JUL05) at Riverside Church in New York.

Meanwhile, fans will be able to say their fond farewells to the singer tomorrow (06JUL05) and Thursday (07JUL05) when his body goes on display at the Frank E Campbell Funeral Chapel on Madison Avenue, New York.

05/07/2005 09:09

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Tags: Jimmy Jam - Luther Vandross - Mary J Blige - Celine Dion - Ruben Studdard

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God bless you Luther. You will be so greatly missed. I've been a devoted fan for so so long. I'm saddened that there will be no more new music from you but I will forever cherish what you have given the world. You are the epitomy of class and someday I will enjoy your concerts in Heaven. I love you LutherDoreen
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I still can't believe that Luther tne Great is gone!! R 'n' B will never be the same without him he was a GOD!! His songs meant so much to me and were felt deep down in my sole. I saw him in concert 3 times in England and his voice just engulfed my whole body and sole. I even give birth to my eldest daugther, Nemesha, who is 11 years old on Saturday 09 July to the velvety tones of Luther playing in the Delivery Suite. Little did I know then that he would be gone in so little time. His songs and passion have meant a lot to me and I feel totally shattered by his passing.God bless and rest in peace. LUTHER - YOU WILL LIVE ON IN EVERYONES'S MEMORY - YOUR MUSIC WILL BE THERE FOREVER!!LuvMelezaxxxxxxx
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well it was back in 1990 at the birmingham nec i heard the best vocalist i had ever heard in my life that man luther vandross,there will never be anyone in the same league 4 his music his lyrics, GOODBYE LUTHER YOU WILL ALWAYS PLAY A BIG PART IN MY LIFE AND THANK YOU 4 THE MUSIC
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In addition to my comments the other day..I must add..at this time..Ilove Luther Vandross..I am stunned over his death..I am also stunned at the Lack of Attention the media has given to his death..and his life at this time.I'm very angry about that..and I don't understand it.There is something wrong with a society/news media that continues to show endless, useless garbage such as "Tom Cruise and the Katie Holmes " saga..at nauseum..and basically nothing about Luther Vandross.Sorry..that's just my feelings.It makes me sick.Who cares about Tom cruise and his "latest"..?????I mean really..Who gives a crap?Luther Vandross deserves more.
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How sad am I...Luther will live on in his fans hearts forever....Its so sad that here in the U.K. there is no t.v coverage or radio. No one is doing anything that I know of...I wish I could pay my respects, in person like so many others...so sad....
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When I first heard the news of Luther passing, I was totally shocked. I had just sent Luther and email card to let him know that he was still in our prayers and how i couldn't wait to hear his voice again. I was shocked at first. But, I know that there is a man who holds our hand and jesus is his name. So, to all who are mourning our belove Luther just remember we will see him again singing those sweet heavenly songs making the angels smile. Luther, is in a better place and yes he will be missed deeply. But, his music will live forever in our hearts, home, car radio and so on. So, I say to Luther family, we loved him but, God loves him more and now he's not suffering anymore. We will see him again waiting to melt our hearts once again. My, prayers and thoughts are with the family. May God Bless you and keep you.
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Ive just found out the sad news now and feel like im ready to cry, I was just talking about him when he was on the TV for American Legends, and for me, he will always be one of them God Bless Luther and Rest In Peace xxx
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