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R&B Singer James Ingram Dies From Brain Cancer

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Jan. 29 2019, Updated 7:14 p.m. ET

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R&B singer James Ingram has died at the age of 66 from brain cancer, can confirm.

Debbie Allen tweeted on Tuesday the tragic news of the legendary songwriter's passing.

“I have lost my dearest friend and creative partner James Ingram to the Celestial Choir,” Allen said. ” He will always be cherished, loved and remembered for his genius, his love of family and his humanity. I am blessed to have been so close. We will forever speak his name.”

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Ingram had two number one hits on the Billboard charts. His first hit "Baby, Come to Me" made number one in 1983 and his hit "I Don’t Have the Heart" shared the same accolade in 1990.

He also wrote Michael Jackson’s "P.Y.T (Pretty Young Thing)" on the King of Pop's iconic "Thriller" album.

Ingram is survived by his wife, Debra Robinson.

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