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Gone But Not Forgotten: Gerald Levert

Gerald Levert, 7/13/1966 - 11/10/2006
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    Gerald Levert, 7/13/1966 - 11/10/2006
    A contemporary soul singer whose smooth yet robust vocals brought energy and emotion to even his most serene recordings, Gerald Levert grew up in the shadows of his father, Eddie Levert of classic Philadelphia soul act The O'Jays. Photo: Getty Images
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    LeVert's third album. 1987's The Big Throwdown with "Casanova", "Good Stuff", and "Don't U Think It's Time". Gerald Levert's group LeVert also featured his brother Sean.
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    LeVert's album from 1988 Just Coolin' with "Pull Over" and "Gotta Get the Money". Gerald Levert was also a part of LSG, a R&B supergroup with Keith Sweat and Johnny Gill.
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    Gerald Levert & Eddie Levert released an album together, Father & Son (1995) with "Already Missing You" and "For the Love". The album falls into the middle ground between the heart-stopping, smooth soul of The O'Jays, and the slicker, funkier sound of LeVert.
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    Gerald Levert performing at Madison Square Garden in 2001. Photo: Getty Images
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    In addition to his string of hits, Gerald rendered his services as songwriter, vocalist, and producer to artists such as Barry White, Stephanie Mills, Troop, Teddy Pendergrass, The Winans, and Patti Labelle, seen here performing with him at the 2003 Essence Music Festival. Photo: Getty Images
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    Gerald Levert arrives to the "First-Ever" BET Comedy Awards in 2004. Levert also did some work as an actor, appearing on "The Jamie Foxx Show" and "The Parkers". Photo: Getty Images
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    Gerald Levert - In My Songs (2007) with "Wanna Get Up with You" and "Whatcha Think About That". This album was released posthumously. Levert passed away on November 10, 2006 from a fatal combination of prescription narcotics and over the counter drugs.