James Ingram Dead at 66

James Ingram Dead at 66

By Kathy Hutchins

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Grammy award winning singer and songwriter James Ingram has died after a batter with brain cancer.  Sources close to James say he has been battling cancer for a long time.

Ingram recorded several chart-toppers in the ’80s, including his #1 duet with Patti Austin, “Baby Come to Me” … as well as “Somewhere Out There” with Linda Ronstadt, “100 Ways” and “Just Once.”

He won a Grammy for “Yah Mo B There” — his duet with Michael McDonald — and another for “100 Ways.” He was nominated for 12 other times for Grammys.

James worked closely Quincy Jones over the years … recording and writing hits. For instance, he and Q co-wrote Michael Jackson’s smash hit, “P.Y.T.”