Jesse Powell death latest — R’n’B star, 51, ‘passes peacefully’ family confirms as cause of death yet to be revealed


SUPERSTAR R&B singer Jesse Powell has died aged 51, his family today confirmed.

Best known for hits You and I Wasn’t With It, Powell’s death was announced on Instagram by his sister on Wednesday morning.

Powell reportedly passed away “peacefully” at his home in Los Angeles.

However a cause of death is yet to be revealed.

A statement from his family reads: “It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved son, brother and uncle Jesse Powell. He passed away peacefully in his Los Angeles home.”

“The family asks for privacy at this time as we mourn tremendous loss and celebrate his everlasting legacy.”

“Jesse loved music and he especially loved his fans who supported him throughout his career. We want you all to know that you meant the world to him.”

Powell produced four studio albums during his career and was the older brother of R&B singers Trina & Tamara. 

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  • Jesse’s cause of death remains unknown

    The R&B artist, who was from Indiana, passed away at his Los Angeles home.

    However, his cause of death remains unknown by fans.

    The star reportedly passed away ‘peacefully’ at home.

  • Jesse’s sister Tamara speaks out

    In a heartbreaking Instagram post, Powell’s sister Tamara said: “It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved son, brother, and uncle Jesse Powell.” 

    “The family asks for privacy at this time as we mourn this tremendous loss and celebrate his everlasting legacy.

    “Jesse loved music and he especially loved his fans who supported him throughout his career. We want you all to know that you meant the world to him. – The Powell Family.” 

  • Does Jesse have any famous siblings?

    Music ran through the Powell family’s blood.

    Jesse is the older brother of Trina and Tamara Powell who are also R&B singers.

    The duo were active in the late nineties.

  • Jesse’s devastated sister asks for privacy

    Music star Jesse Powell has died at the age of 51, according to his sister.

    The R&B artist, who was from Indiana, passed away at his Los Angeles home.

    Read more here.

  • Cause of death not revealed

    Jesse Powell’s family confirmed the singer has died “peacefully” at home in California.

    His sister Tamara announced the sad news on Monday

    However a cause of death is yet to be revealed.

  • What was Jesse Powell’s biggest hit?

    Powell was best known for the song “You” which he released in 1996.

    It was then re-released two years later.

    The track reached number ten on the Billboard Hot 100.

  • In pictures: Jesse attends the Soul Train Awards, 2001

    In the picture below, Jesse Powell attends Annual Soul Train Awards on February 28, 2001 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.

    Powell produced four studio albums during his career and was the older brother of R&B duo Trina & Tamara. 

    Hundreds of tributes flooded Twitter following the news of his passing

    Jesse Powell attends 15th Annual Soul Train Awards on February 28, 2001 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California
    Jesse Powell attends 15th Annual Soul Train Awards on February 28, 2001 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CaliforniaCredit: Getty
  • Where was Jesse Powell from?

    Singer Jesse Powell was born in Gary, Indiana.

    He was raised with his sisters Tamara and Trina and brother JAcob.

    The family performed in local talent shows before Jesse was signed to Silas Records in 1993.

    Three years later, he completed work on his debut album.

  • More about Jesse’s hit song You

    His signature song was You, a ballad that appeared on his second album, ‘Bout It.

    You debuted at No14 on the Billboard Hot 100 during the week of February 20, 1999, and eventually peaked at No10 on the coveted singles list, which marked Powell’s first top 10 hit.

    On Spotify, You gained nearly 13 million streams at the time of publishing.

  • All about Jesse Powell

    Jesse Powell was an R&B vocalist, native to Gary, Indiana.

    Powell released his self-titled debut album via Silas Records/MCA in March 1996.

    It included the singles All I Need, Gloria and I Like It.

  • More short but sweet tributes to Jesse Powell

    One said: “RIP to an incredible vocalist.”

    While another paid homage as they posted online: “RIP Jesse Powell, that man had a VOICE.”

    Others described Powell as a “talented individual”.

  • How did Jesse’s classic track You chart?

    His signature song was You, a ballad that appeared on his second album, ‘Bout It.

    You debuted at No14 on the Billboard Hot 100 during the week of February 20, 1999, and eventually peaked at No10 on the coveted singles list, which marked Powell’s first top 10 hit.

    On Spotify it gained nearly 13 million streams at the time of publishing.

  • In pictures: Jesse Powell performs in 1996

    Legendary R’n’B crooner Jesse Powell passed away peacefully at his LA home.

    In the image below, the You hitmaker performs at the fabled The Clique nightclub in 1996.

    Jesse’s cause of death is currently unknown.

    CHICAGO – MAY 1996: Singer Jesse Powell performs at The Clique nightclub in Chicago, Illinois in May 1996. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)
    CHICAGO – MAY 1996: Singer Jesse Powell performs at The Clique nightclub in Chicago, Illinois in May 1996. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)Credit: Getty
  • Does Jesse have any famous siblings?

    Music ran through the Powell family’s blood.

    Jesse is the older brother of Trina and Tamara Powell who are also R&B singers.

    The duo were active in the late nineties.

  • Jesse’s sister gives thanks to his incredible vocal talents

    In a later Instagram post, Jesse’s sister added a clip of her brother singing.

    She told her followers: “That voice! Aside from being one of the best R&B male vocalists out there, you were the best big brother ever.

    “I loved you so much. I’m thankful that we were so close; a whole mess all the time.

    “We absolutely adored you “Jet” & our family will not be the same without you.”

  • What other albums did Jesse release?

    Powell went on to release two additional albums – JP (2001) and Jesse (2003).

    The former album included the lead single “If I,” another powerful yet underrated ballad.

    His fourth and final album, titled Jesse, was released in 2003.

    The R’n’B legend kept a low profile after the release of his final LP.

  • Tributes to legendary R’n’B singer pour in

    Many fans have taken to Twitter to mourn Jesse’s death.

    One fan tweeetd: “Rest In Power Jesse Powell! We Lost A R&B Icon And Legend! He Just Turned 51 On His Birthday On September 12th The Day PnB Rock Died?! Damn! #RIPJessePowell.”

    Another heartbroken fan said: “Rest In Heaven to R&B Singer, Legend, King Jesse Powell passed away at age 51. Love and Miss You.”

  • What was Jesse Powell’s biggest hit?

    Powell was best known for the song “You” which he released in 1996.

    It was then re-released two years later.

    The track reached number ten on the Billboard Hot 100.

  • Statement from Jesse’s family

    Jesse’s sister, singer Tamara Powell, shared the news with her Instagram followers.

    She posted: “It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved son, brother, and uncle Jesse Powell.”

    The grieving sister continued in her post: “He passed away peacefully in his Los Angeles home. The family asks for privacy at this time as we mourn this tremendous loss and celebrate his everlasting legacy.

    “Jesse loved music and he especially loved his fans who supported him throughout his career. We want you all to know that you meant the world to him. – The Powell Family.” 

  • Who was Jesse Powell married to?

    R’n’b legend Jesse Powell did not have any children.

    He was not married at the time of his death.

    There are no records to show he was dating any one at the time of his death.

  • When did Jesse Powell die?

    Powell died on September 13, 2022, in his Los Angeles home.

    Powell’s sister Tamara confirmed the news via Instagram to the fans he has left behind.

  • ‘RIP to an incredible vocalist’

    Music fans have paid tribute to Powell as news of his death emerged.

    One said: “RIP to an incredible vocalist.”

    While another paid homage as they posted online: “RIP Jesse Powell, that man had a VOICE.”

    Others described Powell as a “talented individual”.

  • More on Jesse Powell’s music

    His signature song was You, a ballad that appeared on his second album, ‘Bout It.

    You debuted at No14 on the Billboard Hot 100 during the week of February 20, 1999, and eventually peaked at No10 on the coveted singles list, which marked Powell’s first top 10 hit.

    On Spotify it gained nearly 13 million streams at the time of publishing.

    Powell went on to release two additional albums, JP in 2001 and Jesse in 2003, which was his final album.

  • Who was Jesse Powell?

    Jesse Powell was an R&B vocalist, native to Gary, Indiana.

    Powell released his self-titled debut album via Silas Records/MCA in March 1996.

    It included the singles All I Need, Gloria and I Like It.