R&B Singer Jesse Powell Passes Away At 51

The Black entertainment industry has lost another powerhouse. R&B singer and songwriter Jesse Powell recently passed away, according to a statement from his family. Powell’s sister Tamara announced the news in a post on Instagram just one day after the singer celebrated his 51st birthday.

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. The family asks for privacy at this time as we mourn this tremendous loss and celebrate his everlasting legacy.”

  Though details surrounding Powell’s passing are scarce, his family has asked for privacy as they celebrate his life.

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.”