Rock and Pop Star Deaths in 2019

James Ingram

Band: solo artist

Position: vocalist

Died: Jan. 29

Cause of death: brain cancer

Age: 66

Distinctions: Received 14 Grammy nominations and won twice for "One Hundred Ways" with Quincy Jones (No. 14, 1981) for Best R&B Pop Vocal Performance Male and "Yah Mo B There" with Michael McDonald (No. 19, 1983) for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. He also had hits with "Baby, Come to Me" with Patti Austin (No. 1, 1982); "I Don't Have the Heart" (No. 1, 1990);  "Somewhere Out There" with Linda Ronstadt (No. 2, 1986); "What About Me?" with Kenny Rogers and Kim Carnes (No. 15, 1984); "Just Once" with Quincy Jones (No. 17, 1981); "The Secret Garden" with Quincy Jones, Barry White, Al B. Sure and El DeBarge (No. 31, 1990); and "How Do You Keep the Music Playing" with Patti Austin (No. 45, 1983). He also co-wrote Michael Jackson's "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)" with Quincy Jones (No. 10, 1983).

Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

Publisher of, former editor of High Times and Freedom Leaf and co-author of Pot Culture and Reefer Movie Madness.