“R&B icon Luther Vandross has died today at a New Jersey hospital. He was 54. The singer and songwriter had been ailing since suffering a stroke in April, 2003, that left him in a coma for nearly two months. His last album, “Dance with My Father,” was released in June 2003 during the same week he emerged from his coma.
Born Luther Ronzoni Vandross on April 20, 1951, in New York, Vandross began his career in the 1970s writing and singing jingles for television commercials….Vandross co-wrote [David] Bowie’s hit single, “Fame,”…. LINK