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Gerald Levert would have been 44 years old today on his birthday.

On November 20, 2006 Gerald, was found dead bedside in his home. It seemed that his death was caused by a heart attack but it was later found out that it was because of a fatal combination of prescription narcotics and over-the-counter drugs.

Gerald Levert was a founding member of and trio Levert, which included brother Sean Levert and Marc Gordon. He was also a part of R&B group LSG, alongside Keith Sweat and Johnny Gill. You may know his father Eddie Levert from the group The O’Jays. Gerald had 3 children, one of which appeared on MTV’s Super Sweet Sixteen.

On December 20, 2006 Gerald, Chaka Chan and Carl Thomas were nominated for Best R&B Performance by a Duo Or Group With Vocals for their collaboration on “Everyday (Family Reunion).” He won but had passed before he could accept the award– his brother accepted it on his late brothers behalf.

Gerald Levert released 10 solo albums and wrote songs for artists like Barry White, Stephanie Mills, Teddy Pendergrass, James Ingram, The Winans and The O’Jays.

Gerald Levert had a truly incredible voice and is heavily missed by his family and fans!

Here is one of my favorite LSG songs/ performances:

Gerald Levert was featured on Chris Rock’s- No Sex In The Champaigne Room

Cassanova was one of Gerald Leverts number 1 hits:

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