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Vandross performing with Diana Ross in New York in 2000
|Birth name||Luther Ronzoni Vandross|
|Born||April 20, 1951
New York City, New York, United States
|Died||July 1, 2005
Edison, New Jersey, United States
|Genres||R&B, soul, adult contemporary, soft rock, soul jazz, quiet storm|
|Occupations||Singer-songwriter, musician, record producer|
|Labels||Cotillion, Epic, Virgin, J, Legacy|
|Associated acts||Change, Chic, Dionne Warwick, Mariah Carey, Richard Marx, Whitney Houston|
Luther Vandross (April 20, 1951-July 1, 2005) was an American R&B/soul singer-songwriter. He had over 25 million albums and won eight Grammy Awards during his singing career. Vandross died of a stroke on July 1, 2005.