Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Another Levert Death

A number of news services are reporting that Eddie Levert, of the soul group The O'Jays, has lost a son, Sean, within two years of the other. Sean was serving time in jail for failure to pay child support, when he was rushed to the hospital after falling ill. He passed away less than two hours after being rushed there from the jail on Sunday. Sean was 39 years old.

Sean and his older brother Gerald were two-thirds of the 1980's soul group, Levert, who had moderate success on the charts: "(Pop, Pop, Pop, Pop) Goes My Mind" (1986, #1 R&B), "Casanova" (1987, #5 Pop, #1 R&B), "Pull Over Baby" (1988, #2 R&B), "Just Coolin" (1989, #1 R&B), "Baby I'm Ready" (1991, #1 R&B), and others.

You may recall that Eddie's oldest son, Gerald, passed away in November 2006 after succumbing to an accidental overdose of prescription drugs. Gerald Levert was 40 years old.

Eddie Levert was the lead singer of the soul supergroup The O'Jays. They were the standard bearers of the Philly Sound during the 1970's. You will recognize their top hits, such as: "Back Stabbers" (1972, #3 Pop, #1 R&B), "Love Train" (1973, #1 Pop, #1 R&B), "Put Your Hands Together" (1973, #10 Pop), "For the Love of Money" (1974, #9 Pop, Top 10 R&B), "I Love Music" (1975, #5 Pop), "Use Ta Be My Girl" (1978, #4 Pop, #1 R&B), and many more.

Read the entire story here.

plez sez: keeping the Eddie Levert family in my thoughts and prayers with the loss of his second son in two years. i was a big fan of The O'Jays in the 1970's and to a lesser extent with Levert in the 1980's. the conditions surrounding sean's death are unknown at this time.

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