Jesse Powell, R&B Icon, Has Died At 51 [Condolences]

Jesse Powell

Jesse Powell, R&B Icon, Has Died At 51 [Condolences]

Loved ones are grieving the loss of R&B Icon Jesse Powell.

According to reports, singer Jesse Powell’s family has announced that he has passed away at his home in Los Angeles on Tuesday (Sept. 13). Jesse Powell was the older brother of R&B singers, Tamara and Trina Powell. Tamara Powell confirmed the saddening news on Instagram this morning (Sept. 14). Tamara Powell wrote:

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

Tamara Powell continued:

“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.”

The singer added:

“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.”

In a separate post, Tamara posted a heartwarming tribute to her brother singing his hit song “You,” at the Apollo in 1999, which was featured on his self-titled debut album.

Tamara Powell

“You” debuted at number 14 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and peaked at number 10. The single appeared on Billboard’s R&B chart at number two. Tamara captioned the video:

“That voice!”

She continued:

“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.”

She added:

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

During his career, the Indiana native released four studio albums. His second album ‘Bout It’ was certified gold. He released ‘JP’ in 2001 and ‘Jesse’ two years later. The 51-year-old laid low after he released his fourth album, but never hesitated to perform in front of audiences around the world. 

theJasmineBRAND sends our condolences to Jesse Powell’s loved ones. 



Authored by: Tsai-Ann Hill