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Luther Vandross

Vandross performing with Diana Ross in New York in 2000
Background information
Birth name Luther Ronzoni Vandross
Born April 20, 1951(1951-04-20)
New York City, New York, United States
Died July 1, 2005(2005-07-01) (aged 54)
Edison, New Jersey, United States
Genres R&B, soul, adult contemporary, soft rock, soul jazz, quiet storm
Occupations Singer-songwriter, musician, record producer
Instruments Vocals, keyboards
Years active 1968–2005
Labels Cotillion, Epic, Virgin, J, Legacy
Associated acts Change, Chic, Dionne Warwick, Mariah Carey, Richard Marx, Whitney Houston

Luther Vandross (April 20, 1951-July 1, 2005) was an American R&B/soul singer-songwriter. He had over 25 million albums and won eight Grammy Awards during his singing career. Vandross died of a stroke on July 1, 2005.