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Famed Jazz Singer Al Jarreau Dies At 76

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LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 24: Former American Idol Paris Bennett performs with Al Jarreau during the American Idol Season 5 Finale on May 24, 2006 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)

(WBRE/WYOU) – Legendary jazz singer Al Jarreau who won seven Grammys over a 50-year career has died at the age of 76. 

According to a statement posted on the singer’s website, Jarreau died in Los Angeles on Sunday. It was posted earlier this week on Twitter that he was retiring after being hospitalized for exhaustion in Los Angeles. 

The artist leaves behind his wife Susan and son Ryan. 

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