AOL Black Voices Newswire is reporting that Gerald Levert is dead of an apparent heart attack.

Immediate details on the death of the beloved R&B crooner were not known at press time.

He turned 40 years old in July.

One of several from the musical Levert family –his father, Eddie Levert, is the lead singer of the legendary soul group The O’Jays — he was a founding member and the lead singer of the 1990’s R&B trio LeVert, who scored big hits with "Pop, Pop, Pop, Pop (Goes My Mind)", "Casanova", and "ABC-123."

Levert, born in Cleveland, Ohio, was also apart of R&B supergroup LSG, comprised of platinum selling R&B crooners Keith Sweat and Johnny Gill.

As a solo artist, Levert garnered a cult following with a string of R&B ballads ("I’d Give Anything (to Fall in Love)", "You Got That Love") from his numerous album projects on East West/Elektra Records. 

Over the years, the vocal powerhouse has collaborated with Patti LaBelle, Miki Howard, Kelly Price, Teena Marie, Chris Rock and with his father on many different occasions.

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