Soul singer Luther Vandross died at the age of 54, two years after suffering a devastating stroke that left him debilitated for the rest of his life, a hospital spokesman told AFP.
Vandross stopped making public appearances following his stroke, but kept recording, winning four Grammys in 2004 including best song for his wrenching "Dance With My Father."
He dominated the r'n'b world for more than 20 years, his 14 albums selling more than 25 million records and winning a total of eight Grammy awards in the latter part of his three-decade career.
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