Family Of James Ingram Give Details About Health Struggles He Endured In His Last Days
When news spread that James Ingram passed away on January 29, 2019, the music world forever changed. He was one of those unsung heroes of the music culture, who was responsible for helping shape 80’s R&B with hits like “Just Once,” “Yah Mo B There,” and “One Hundred Ways.” He was also one of the few 80’s singers to introduce the pop audience to R&B, when he collaborated with singer, Linda Ronstadt, for their mega-hit, “Somewhere Out There” from the animated “American Tail” soundtrack.
Little did any of us know though, in recent years the R&B legend was secretly battling brain cancer, which ultimately claimed his life at 66 years young.
Now, Ingram’s wife and children have broken their silence to give a brief look into what other health issues he battled in his last days, as well as thank the thousands of fans who have sent their condolences. Read the Ingram family’s statement below…
Ingram Family Statement:
We would like to take this time to thank all of the #JamesIngram fans all over the world for your continuous love and…
We would like to take this time to thank all of the #JamesIngram fans all over the world for your continuous love and support. He truly believed he had the best fans that have supported him, and his music for over 35 years in the music industry. During this time as our hearts are broken and filled with deep sadness, we are finding strength in the countless prayers, condolences, and adoration shared by all of you!
He fought strong while battling early onset Alzheimer and Parkinson disease, and we are at peace believing that absent from the body is present with the Lord. It has truly been a blessing to witness how his music has touched so many lives. We are humbled and truly grateful. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and for respecting our privacy during this time. #YahMoBeThere – The James Ingram Family ❤️
James Ingram left a beautiful imprint in the world as an artists, a devoted husband to his wife of 44 years, Debra Ingram, and their 6 children. He may be gone in the physical realm, but his music will continue to live on. Rest well king.