Tributes have been paid to US R&B singer and songwriter James Ingram, who’s died in Los Angeles at the age of 66.
Jones said: "There are no words to convey how much my heart aches with the news of the passing of my baby brother James Ingram. With that soulful, whisky-sounding voice, James Ingram was simply magical."
In the UK, he was best known for Top 10 hit Somewhere Out There with Linda Ronstadt. It went on the beat U2's I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For to win best song at the 1988 Grammys.
Top 20 singles included Baby Come To Me in 1983 and Yah Mo Be There in 1984.
There are no words to convey how much my ?? aches with the news of the passing of my baby brother, James Ingram. With that soulful, whisky sounding voice, James was simply magical. He was, & always will be, beyond compare. Rest In Peace my baby bro…You’ll be in my ?? forever pic.twitter.com/oZtA9h8uZR— Quincy Jones (@QuincyDJones) January 29, 2019
RIP the great James Ingram, a vocalist all vocalists looked up to— josh groban (@joshgroban) January 29, 2019
So saddened to hear this. First met James when I was in Shalamar, he played on “Friends” album and co-wrote on another. Such a talent vocally and musically, a family man, witty and wise. My condolences to his family and friends ????????????? Rest in Heaven James Ingram. https://t.co/Md3Wzdccw3— Jody Watley (@jodywatley) January 29, 2019