JAMES INGRAM HAS DIED AT AGE 66
Singer James Ingram died on January 29, 2018 from brain cancer. He was 66 years old.
Along with Linda Ronstadt, Ingram performed the song Somewhere Out There for An American Tail (1986), the music by James Horner, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, lyrics by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. The duet version of the song, heard in the end credits of Don Bluth's film, was nominated for the Golden Globes and Oscars and received two Grammy Awards. The single sold more than a million copies in the United States alone. Ingram, like Ronstadt, was recruited by Steven Spielberg, producer of the first two Fievel movies, when Spielberg predicted the commercial potential of Somewhere Out There.
A true R & B star with titles such as Baby, Come to Me in 1982 and I Do not Have the Heart in 1990, Ingram collaborated with the legendary Quincy Jones on one of Michael Jackson's flagship titles, PYT (Pretty Young Thing) from the album Thriller. Ingram collaborated on several other films, including Beethoven 2 (1994) and Junior (1995), whose songs received nominations for the Oscar for Best Song.