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This Group is 4 the ppl out their that got luv4 Gerald Levert & keepin his music Alive let's mingle & reminisce post only "Topics that related 2 the Artist" make the next person in this group feel ur vibe frm his music we are hisTrue Fans let's look bac and bring the pass N2 the present now if u truly feelin this group please post a pix of .....Gerald Levert or his family b4 u post a picture of urself n this group. Members who participate w/ their own topic & receive over 5 comments u may post an announcements n the group of ur choice thanx 4 joinin.

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On November 10, 2006, Gerald Levert was found dead in his bed at his Newbury home when a cousin tried to wake him.[1] Initial reports stated that Levert had died of an apparent heart attack.[2] In February 2007, an autopsy report conducted by the Cuyahoga County coroner's office concluded that Levert's death was caused by a fatal combination of prescription narcotics and over-the-counter drugs. The drugs in his bloodstream included the narcotic pain relievers Vicodin, Percocet, and Darvocet, along with anxiety medication Xanax and two over-the-counter antihistamines. The autopsy also revealed that Levert had pneumonia. The official cause of death was acute intoxication, and the death was ruled accidental. Gerald Levert was only 40 years old.[3] Following the disclosure of Gerald Levert's cause of death, a family spokesman stated that all the drugs found in Levert's bloodstream were prescribed to the singer. Levert was taking the pain medication because of chronic pain from a lingering shoulder problem and surgery in 2005 to repair a severed Achilles tendon. Levert was also prescribed Xanax for anxiety attacks.[4] Cover for Levert's final album, In My Songs, released after his deathShortly before his death, Levert completed work on what would be his final album, In My Songs. The album was released on February 13, 2007.[4]In June 2007, a book Gerald was working to complete entitled, I Got Your Back: A Father and Son Keep it Real About Love, Fatherhood, Family, and Friendship, was released. The book was initially planned as a tie-in for a Levert album of the same name. I Got Your Back explores Gerald and Eddie?s father/son relationship, the necessity of male bonding, and importance of repairing fractured families.[5]Levert was also working on reality show in which he was losing weight along with 12 of his female fans, who were training with him at his palatial home



Early life & career Gerald Levert was born to The O'Jays frontman Eddie Levert and his wife Martha in Philadelphia on July 13, 1966. Levert grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and due to his father's career, Levert would travel with the band regularly. While in high school, Levert's inclination towards music became apparent when he formed the R&B trio LeVert, with his younger brother Sean Levert (deceased, March 30, 2008) and friend Marc Gordon in 1984. The group proved to be very successful with four of its seven albums going platinum. These include, I Get Hot in 1985, Bloodline in 1986, The Big Throwdown in 1987, and Just Coolin in 1988. Among the group's memorable hits were, "(Pop, Pop, Pop, Pop) Goes My Mind", "Casanova", and "ABC-123" (not to be confused with the Jackson 5 hit of the same nameThe family of Sean Levert is asking the FBI in Cleveland to investigate the death of the 39-year-old R&B singer who died suddenly after spending a week at the Cuyahoga County Jail. Close relatives are also wondering if Sean's "bizarre behavior" shortly before he died, as reported by the warden, could have been caused by withdrawal from an anxiety medication he had been taking, first cousin Michael Gibson said today. A videotape exists that shows Levert sitting calmly in the restraint chair, Warden Kevin McDonough said. "Then he begins to have shallow breathing. Our medical people were called and got him to the hospital." He died at Lutheran Hospital...



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Gerald Levrt can convey a remakable range of emotion in his voice, slipping from a soft and sensual croon to a near-ectatic roar in a matter of seconds he's the kind of singer who can hold audience in the palm of his hands, all the band has to do is stay with him lol......Thanx once again for joining the group please give me time to get the group up in running I will inform you pretty much everything a fan needs to know about this amazing man by posting the old in with his last words with his wonderful skilled family. Now here a lil info about his .......... Solo career & collaborations Album cover for LSG's debut album, Levert-Sweat-GillIn 1991, Levert went solo with the album, Private Line, which went to number one on the R&B charts. The following year, Gerald and his father, Eddie Levert, hit number one on the R&B charts with the single, Baby Hold On to Me. Levert recorded a string of albums throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, that spawned the hit singles, "Thinkin' About It" (Pop #12), "Taking Everything" (Pop #11), "Funny", "Mr. Too Damn Good to You", "U Got That Love", and a remake of R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly", along with gospel singer Yolanda Adams. Gerald wrote and produced songs for other artists such as, Barry White, Stephanie Mills, Teddy Pendergrass, James Ingram, The Winans and The O'Jays. In the mid 1990s, he also helped launch the careers of three Cleveland-area R&B ensembles: The Rude Boys, Men at Large and 1 of the Girls. In 1997, Levert teamed up with fellow R&B singers Keith Sweat and Johnny Gill, to form the supergroup, LSG. The trio released the album Levert-Sweat-Gill, the same year, followed by LSG2 in 2003. In 1999, Levert sang the chorus on the Chris Rock spoken-word comedy piece, "No Sex (In the Champagne Room)". One of Levert's last collaborations was with pianist Jim Brickman on the song "My Angel", for Brickman's 2006 album entitled Escape. Levert released his tenth album,Voices, in 2005.