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Grammy-winning singer Al Jarreau dead at 76

Posted: 2:06 PM, Feb 12, 2017
Updated: 2017-02-12 17:40:49-05
Al Jarreau performs at 2015 Rock in Rio on September 27, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Mauricio Santana/Getty Images)

Al Jarreau performs at 2015 Rock in Rio on September 27, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Mauricio Santana/Getty Images)

Al Jarreau, seven-time Grammy Award-winning singer and jazz legend, died Sunday morning in Los Angeles. He was 76.

"It is with the deepest of sadness to inform you Al Jarreau passed away this morning, at about 600am LA time," his manager wrote on Jarreau's Facebook page.

"He was in the hospital, kept comfortable by his wife, son, and a few of his family and friends. A small, private service is planned, for immediate family only. No public service is planned yet this time"

The singer was hospitalized last Thursday and forced into retirement from touring due to exhaustion. Jarreau's medical team told him he couldn't perform any of his remaining concert dates this year, adding that the singer is retiring from touring "with complete sorrow," the statement read.

He would have turned 77 years old next month.

Jarreau has won seven Grammys over a 50-year career. He is one of the few artists to have won Grammys in three separate categories — jazz, pop and R&B.

His biggest single was 1981's "We're in This Love Together."

Jarreau was a vocalist on the all-star 1985 track, "We Are the World," and sang the theme to TV's "Moonlighting."

Jarreau is survived by his wife, Susan, and a son, Ryan.