US R&B singer and songwriter James Ingram has died in Los Angeles at the age of 66.
The Grammy-winner and Oscar-nominee had two US number ones, with the smooth soul ballads Baby Come To Me (1986) and I Don't Have The Heart (1990).
He also co-wrote Michael Jackson's PYT with Quincy Jones.
Grey's Anatomy actress and friend Debbie Allen announced his death on Twitter, saying she was "blessed to have been so close" to him.
In a statement, music producer Jones said: "There are no words to convey how much my heart aches with the news of the passing of my baby brother James Ingram.
"With that soulful, whisky-sounding voice, James Ingram was simply magical."
Born in Ohio in 1952, Ingram later moved to Los Angeles and began his career with the band Revelation Funk. He also played keyboards for Ray Charles before his own musical career took off.
He performed vocals on Quincy Jones' 1981 album The Dude and won the Best Male R&B Vocal Performance Grammy for the song One Hundred Ways the following year, when he was also nominated for Best New Artist