Wonder, Gill, Stone To Salute Gerald Levert
The family of R&B vocalist Gerald Levert has arranged a public musical tribute for the late singer.The family of R&B vocalist Gerald Levert has arranged a public musical tribute for the late singer, who died last week at the age of 40. The Celebration of Life will take place at 12:00 p.m. Friday (Nov. 17) at the Cleveland Music Hall.
Stevie Wonder, Johnny Gill and Angie Stone are among the artists set to perform, as well as Gerald's younger brother Sean, who sung with him as a member of the R&B trio LeVert.
Fans attending the ceremony will be admitted on a first come, first served basis. Donations in Levert's name can be made to the R&B Foundation.
Preliminary autopsy results indicate that mild to moderate heart disease may have been the cause of the singer's death but a final determination may not be available up to eight weeks.
At the time of his death, Levert had finished an as-yet-untitled album, due in February, and wrapped his first book, "I Got Your Back," which he co-wrote with his father Eddie Levert, Sr., and author Lyah LeFlore. The book finds Gerald and Eddie reminiscing about their familial and musical bond.