April 20, 1951 ~ July 1, 2005
Luther Vandross is another extremely talented singer who left us way too soon! He suffered from diabetes and hypertension. In 2003 a stroke left him in a coma for nearly 2 months. He died at the age of 54 due to a heart attack.
He sold over 35 million records which makes me believe I wasn’t the only one who absolutely loved his voice. The song, Dance With My Father, won him a Grammy Award (of which he already had many awards) for song of the year.
You can learn more about this extraordinary singer by reading Luther: The Life and Longing of Luther Vandross by Craig Seymore.
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