Al Jarreau moonlighting singer dies at 76 after exhaustion
byNaija Blog Queen Olofofo-
Jazz and R&B singer Al Jarreau is dead at 76.He was a seven-time Grammy winner and one of his best moments was for writing and performing the theme to Moonlighting in the 80s and his ever green song we're in this love together. He was hospitalized for exhaustion just days ago, but passed away on Sunday morning. A cause of death has not been reported.His passing comes two days after an announcement was made on his website that he was retiring from touring due to exhaustion.He had been in a hospital in Los Angeles and was "slowly recovering," according to a statement posted on Thursday. He was 76.Jarreau died at 5:30 a.m. PT Sunday, according to a statement from his booking agent Bob Zievers. Gordon said in lieu of flowers or gifts,his family requested contributions be made to the Wisconsin Foundation for School Music.
Some of his most notable hits included “Mornin’,” “After All,” “Roof Garden” and “We’re In This Love Together.”
As well as his singing career,he dabbled in acting, appearing as Rev. Gentry Hall in two episodes of Touched by an Angel, as well as one episode of its spinoff, Promised Land, in 1997.