The American R&B singer James Ingram is dead, 66 years old.

It writes the American television station CNN , which has received the news confirmed by Ingram’s partner Debbie Allen.

“I’ve lost my boyfriend friend and creative partner James Ingram to” the heavenly choir, “she wrote Tuesday on Twitter.

‘He will always be treasured, loved and remembered for his genius, his love for the family and his compassion. I am blessed to have been so close. We will always talk about his name. ‘

James Ingram won a grammy and was nominated for 14 times. In 1983 he was also nominated for an Oscar.

Among his biggest hits are the songs ‘Just Once’ and ‘I Don’t Have The Heart’.

He also helped write Michael Jackson the hit ‘PYT’

It is still unknown what the cause of death is.