Seven-time Grammy winner Al Jarreau dies at 76
Jazz and R&B singer Al Jarreau, a seven-time Grammy winner whose hits included “We’re in This Love Together” and “Moonlighting,” died on Sunday in Los Angeles at age 76, just days after announcing he was retiring from touring because of poor health.
His Facebook page said Jarreau “passed away this morning, at about 600am LA time. He was in the hospital, kept comfortable by his wife, son, and a few of his family and friends.”
Jarreau was hospitalized for exhaustion last week and forced to cancel his remaining tour dates for 2017. He announced on Wednesday he was giving up touring.
A post on his Facebook page on Thursday said he had been “recovering slowly and steadily.”
“His son reports that he caught his dad singing ‘Moonlighting’ to one of the nurses the morning … a very encouraging sign,” the post said of the theme song to the 1980s American television show starring Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd.
Jarreau was considered one of jazz’s greatest vocalists, with a mastery of scat singing and vocal percussion