Jesse Powell died on September 13, 2022 just a day after he reached the age of 51. Learn how this famous American R&B and soul singer lost his life.
Who Was Jesse Powell?
Jesse Powell was a popular American R&B and soul singer. He was born on September 12, 1971 in Gary, Indiana. A native from Indiana, he was from the African-American community.
Jesse hailed from a musical family. His family used to perform in local talent shows and Jesse got his initial break in 1993 when the famous producer Carl Roland noticed his amazing talent in music.
After that, Louil Silas from Silas Records signed him for his first album “Jesse Powell” and he never looked back again. Throughout his career, he had given several chartbusting hits like “You” and “All I Need”.
Jesse’s voice has been described as smooth, crooning, wide-ranging and pleading by the listeners and he made a deep impression on their heart.
How Did Jesse Powell Die?
Jesse’s sister Tamara Powell initially broke the tragic news of his death. She told that he died peacefully in his Hollywood home in Los Angeles, California.
Although the family didn’t specify any particular reason of death, sources have informed that Jesse Powell died due to cardiac arrest.
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The family released a statement about the death of Jesse Powell which you can read below.
How Old Was Jesse Powell When He Died?
Jesse Powell was just 51 years of age when he died. He had just celebrated his birthday a day before his death. Since he was born on September 12, nobody in their wildest dream would have thought that the tragic news of his death will come a day later.
Powell’s whole family is into music. His sisters Trina & Tamara together formed a famous musical R&B duo “Trina & Tamara” in the 1990s. Some of their popular hits were “Why’d You Come Here For?” and “Joanne.”
Tamara Powell won the Grammys award in 2007 for “Family Affair” where she collaborated with John Legend, Joss Stone & Van Hunt.
What Happened to Jesse Powell?
According to the official statement of Tamara Powell, Jesse Powell died peacefully in his sleep at his own residence. So the family never disclosed the real reason of his death.
But according to unconfirmed reports circulating on various media outlets, Jesse Powell suffered a cardiac arrest and died in his sleep.
Jesse Powell Music Career
Jesse was a famous R&B and soul singer who released four albums from 1996 to 2003. His first self-titled album “Jesse Powell” was released on March 12, 1996. It included three singles; “All I Need”, “Gloria” and “I Like It”.
Powell himself wrote the lyrics of his first single “All I Need” along with Sam Salter and Laney Stewart. The track reached up to 32 in Billboard R&B chart.
Jesse’s second album was titled ‘Bout It’ and it also included three singles; “I Wasn’t with It“, “You” and “‘Bout It, ‘Bout It”. He released this album on September 8, 1998 under the record label Silas, MCA, which also released his first album. The album soon topped the Heatseekers chart.
The track “You” from his second album was his biggest hit which reached No. 2 on the R&B Billboard chart and No. 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in 1999. The song garnered an amazing 13 million lifetime Spotify streams.
Jesse Powell released two more albums “JP” and “Jesse” in 2001 and 2003 respectively. D3 Entertainment, Monopoly Music and Riviera Records released his fourth album “Jesse”. Before, he released all three of his albums through Silas Records and MCA Records, both of which are owned by Universal Music Group.
Jesse Powell Personal Life
Jesse Powell’s family have a musical background. His father and mother used to perform in local talent shows. Jesse has two sisters Trina and Tamara and one brother Jacob.
Jesse’s sisters Trina Powell and Tamara Powell are also R&B singers. Together, they formed a duo called “Trina & Tamara” and recorded many hit songs in the late 90s.
Some of their popular tracks are “My Love Is the Shhh!” and “What’d You Come Here For?.”
Jesse wasn’t married at the time of his death. Also, he never revealed any information about his relationship status whether he was single or engaged in a relationship with someone.
Jesse Powell Net Worth Information
According to various sources, Jesse Powell’s net worth is estimated at around $2 million at the time of his death.