Pinoy celebs mourn loss of American RnB singer James Ingram

PHOTO: allmusic.com

PHOTO: allmusic.com

Legendary singer-songwriter James Ingram has passed away at the age of 66. 

The man behind hit songs such as “Just Once” and “Somewhere Out There” died after a lengthy battle with brain cancer, according to a report from the US-based entertainment website TMZ. 

The news was met with shock and sadness by the two-time Grammy winner’s fans, including Filipino singers and celebrities who looked up to James for his distinctive voice and the enduring quality of his music. 

Gary Valenciano wrote a long tribute to the late singer via Instagram, sharing that James’s music “played a major role in my career and in my life.” 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Manilyn Reynes posted a rare photo of herself with the RnB singer and thanked him for “inspiring us with your voice, your music...”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Concert King Martin Nievera also paid tribute to his late idol, saying that he will miss James’s “beautiful voice.” 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Singer-songwriter Ogie Alcasid and actress Janice de Belen also expressed their sadness through Instagram posts, which can be seen below. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Rest in peace, James Ingram.

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