Jesse Powell, legendary R&B vocalist, singer, and musician, died on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. The American singer and songwrite passed away peacefully at his home in Los Angeles. Read on to know how did Jesse Powell die and what was the cause of his death.
Power was discovered by Louil Silas Jr. He is best known for his 1996 hit “You” which peaked at No. 2 R&B and No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. He was the brother of R&B singers Trina and Tamara. Powell just turned 51 a day before his death.
How did Jesse Powell die?
Jesse Powell died peacefully at his Los Angeles home on Tuesday. The unfortunate event was announced by his sister Tamara Powell via an emotional Instagram post.
“It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved son, brother and uncle Jesse Powell. He passed away peacefully in his Los Angeles home,” Tamara wrote.
“The family asks for privacy at this time as we mourn the tremendous loss and celebrate his everlasting legacy.
“Jesse loved music and he especially loved his fans who supported him throughout his career. We want you all to know that you meant the world to him.”
Jesse Powell dead: What was the cause of his death?
Powell’s family didn’t reveal the specific cause of his death in the statement announcing the heartbreaking news. The statement only confirmed that Powell “slept peacefully and passed away.”
The popular singer possibly suffered a cardiac arrest while sleeping and left on his heavenly abode. We’ll keep you informed if and when the family reveals more details surrounding his demise.
Who was Jesse Powell?
Jesse Powell was an American R&B/soul songwriter and singer who was born on September 12, 1971, in The Gary, Indiana. Powell’s family performed in local talent shows. In 1993, Powell attracted the attention of producer Carl Roland in Kansas City.
Afterward, Louil Silas signed him to his Silas Records imprint following an artist showcase. Jesse released his first single “All I Need” three years later, in March 1996. It was written by Powll, Sam Salter, and Laney Stewart.
Within the album, there was “You” which became Powell’s biggest and signature hit. It also appeared on his sophomore album “Bout It.” The song remains his top played track on Spotify with over 13 million streams currently.
Powell also released two more albums JP (2001) and Jesse (2003). JP included a single titled “If I” which was his another massive success. After releasing his final album, Jesse stepped away from fame and lived a private life. He was also nominated for grammy once.
Fans mourning the loss of Jesse Powell
Ever since the news of Jesse Powell’s death emereged on social media platforms, fans have been paying respect and mourning the loss of the talented singer and songwriter.
Our deepest condolences go out to his family, friends, and loved ones. May God let the departed soul rest in peace.