Luther Vandross

American singer, songwriter, and record producer (1951-2005)

Luther Vandross (April 20, 1951-July 1, 2005) was an American R&B/soul singer-songwriter. He had over 25 million albums and won eight Grammy Awards during his singing career.[1]

Luther Vandross
Luther Vandross and Diana Ross 2000.jpg
Vandross performing with Diana Ross in New York in 2000
Background information
Birth nameLuther Ronzoni Vandross
Born(1951-04-20)April 20, 1951
New York City, New York, United States
DiedJuly 1, 2005(2005-07-01) (aged 54)
Edison, New Jersey, United States
GenresR&B, soul, adult contemporary, soft rock, soul jazz, quiet storm
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, musician, record producer
InstrumentsVocals, keyboards
Years active1968–2005
LabelsCotillion, Epic, Virgin, J, Legacy
Associated actsChange, Chic, Dionne Warwick, Mariah Carey, Richard Marx, Whitney Houston

Vandross died of a heart attack on July 1, 2005.[2][3]


  1. "Luther Vandross". 2019-11-19. Retrieved 2020-06-09.
  2. "Luther Vandross dies at age 54". Retrieved 2020-06-09.
  3. "Luther Vandross Dies At 54". Billboard. 2005-07-04. Retrieved 2020-06-09.

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