Singer James Ingram has passed away at the age of 66.
Ingram had been battling brain cancer for some time, TMZ reports.
Ingram’s friend Debbie Allen, executive producer of “Grey’s Anatomy,” tweeted, “I have lost my dearest friend and creative partner James Ingram to the Celestial Choir. He will always be cherished, loved and remembered for his genius, his love of family and his humanity. I am blessed to have been so close. We will forever speak his name.❤️.”
During his career, Ingram was nominated for 12 Grammys, winning two, for "One Hundred Ways" (1981) and "Yah Mo Be There" (1983).
Ingram had hits on the pop charts with songs like "Baby, Come to Me," his 1982 duet with Patti Austin; "Somewhere Out There," his 1986 duet with Linda Ronstadt from the film "An American Tail"; and "I Don't Have the Heart" (1990), his only solo #1.
His composition "The Day I Fall in Love," a duet with Dolly Parton, served as the theme for "Beethoven's 2nd" (1994), garnering him an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song.