R&B SENSATIONAL JESSE POWELL
DIED AT AGE 51
The music industry has lost a favorite member. Singer Jesse Powell died recently at his home in Los Angeles, his sister Tamara Powell announced on social media on September 13. The R&B artist, best known for his late ’90s track “You,” was 51.
“It is with overwhelming sadness that we report the death of our cherished child, sibling and uncle Jesse Powell,” Tamara wrote in a note on Instagram for Jesse’s friends and family. “The family requests privacy at this time as we mourn this tremendous loss and celebrate his everlasting legacy.”
“Jesse adored music, and he particularly cherished his fans who upheld him all through his vocation,” the post said. “We want you all to know that you meant everything to him.”
No additional information has been publicly released at this time. E! News reached out to Jesse’s rep for comment, but did not hear back.
In the comments on Tamara’s post, many fans and fellow stars sent well wishes to Jesse’s family. “Deepest condolences,” commented singer Deborah Cox. “What a gentleman and a sweet soul. I remember we had a promo concert in St. Louis and he gave a-aaah!!
Individual craftsman Chester Gregory stated: “MY DEEP CONDOLENCES!!! You realize Jesse resembled a sibling to me!!! I love you and all your family to such an extent! I’m hanging around for yourself and with you!!!
One fan even commented that Jessie’s song “You,” which peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, had entered their playlist earlier in the day. “Sending you all so much love energy,” a fan wrote on Tamara’s Instagram. “Thank you for sharing it with all of us. Prayers and Consolation.”