90s singer was 51
Jesse Powell was a Grammmy nominated R&B singer and he has sadly passed away. Tuesday, it was announced by his sisters, Trina and Tamara Powell via social media. The cause of death is unknown at this time.
“It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved son, brother and uncle Jesse Powell. He passed away peacefully in his Los Angeles home,” reads Tamara’s Instagram post.
“The family asks for privacy at this time as we mourn this tremendous loss and celebrate his everlasting legacy. Jesse loved music and he especially loved his fans who supported him throughout his career.”
“We want you all to know that you meant the world to him,” concluded the post (which Trina also shared on Facebook), signing off, “The Powell Family.”
Jesse Powell was born on 12 September 1971 in Gary, Indiana. He was the eldest of four children, the R&B duo Trina and Tamara, and brother Jacob.
In the early 90s, he and his sisters partook in local talent shows, and in 1993, Powell was discovered by masterful producer Carl Roland in Kansas City, Missouri.
His first single, All I Need, peaked at no. 32 on the Billboard US R&B chart .The more popular single spawned the release of his debut album, Jesse Powell, which peaked at an impressive no. 35 on the Billboard Top 200 US Albums chart. Powell released three more albums between 1996 and 2003.
We send out condolences to the family, friends and fans.