EDISON, NJ (Top40 Charts) - Luther Vandross
has died at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Edison, New Jersey, last Friday, from unknown causes. He was 54.
"Luther Vandross had a peaceful passing under the watchful eye of friends, family and the medical support team," read a statement released by the hospital.
"As you know, Luther Vandross suffered a stroke two years ago, which he never fully recovered from. Throughout his illness, Luther received excellent medical care and attention from his medical team.
Luther was deeply touched by all the thoughts and wishes from his fans."
Vandross passed away "under the watchful eyes of friends, family and his medical support team," said his spokesman, Robert Cavanaugh. "Luther was deeply touched by all the thoughts and wishes from his fans."
Vandross has sold more than 25 million albums during his illustrious career, scoring huge sales with albums such as Power of Love/Love Power and Dance With My Father (his final album and winning four Grammy awards in 2004).
In all he won eight Grammys in his three-decade career.