1. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – Season 4

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THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO — Episode 826 — Pictured: Musical guest Luther Vandross performs on December 14, 1995 — (Photo by: Margaret C. Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images) vertical,indoors,color image,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,usa,music,television show,performance,singer,california,1990-1999,humor,singing,choice,luther vandross,burbank,season 4,the tonight show with jay leno,musical guest,talkshow,late night television

2. Luther Vandross brought more than a little bit of Las Vegas to 7;000 fans at Maple Leaf Gardens last

Luther Vandross brought more than a little bit of Las Vegas to 7;000 fans at Maple Leaf Gardens last Source:Getty

CANADA – DECEMBER 12: Luther Vandross brought more than a little bit of Las Vegas to 7;000 fans at Maple Leaf Gardens last night; reviewer reports. (Photo by Tony Bock/Toronto Star via Getty Images) vertical,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,canada,1990-1999,human interest,toronto,ontario – canada,small,fan – enthusiast,luther vandross,maple leaf gardens

3. Luther Vandross On Stage

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Singer Luther Vandross performs, Chicago, Illinois, January 12, 1984. (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images) vertical,color image,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,usa,music,performance,singer,north america,1980-1989,archival,illinois,chicago – illinois,human interest,luther vandross,photograph

4. Luther Vandross On ‘Oprah Winfrey’

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American musician Luther Vandross (1951 – 2005) performs on the ‘Oprah Winfrey Show,’ Chicago, Illinois, June 24, 1991. (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images) color image,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,musician,usa,music,television show,performance,the media,north america,1990-1999,illinois,chicago – illinois,human interest,luther vandross,the oprah winfrey show

5. Little Richard And Luther Vandross

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Singer (L-R) Luther Vandross and Little Richard attending the premiere of ‘Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll’ at the AMC Theater in Los Angeles, October 8th 1987. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) vertical,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,music,singer,city of los angeles,1980-1989,archival,film premiere,red carpet event,luther vandross,amc theaters,chuck berry hail hail rock ‘n’ roll,little richard,premiere event

6. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson – Season 28

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THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON — Pictured: (l-r) Musical guest Luther Vandross during an interview with guest host Jay Leno on June 12, 1990 — (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images) indoors,photography,celebrities,people,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,radio,television show,singer,california,two people,night,1990-1999,black and white,guest,choice,luther vandross,interview,burbank,jay leno – television host,the tonight show,musical guest,talkshow

7. Luther Vandross Live In Concert

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ROSEMONT, IL – 1987: Singer Luther Vandross performs at the Rosemont Horizon in Rosemont, Illinois in 1987. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images) microphone,photography,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,topix,bestof,waist up,music,performance,singer,1980-1989,archival,artist,illinois,singing,compact disc,jr,pop music,luther vandross,r&b,soul music,allstate arena,stage – performance space,rosemont – illinois

8. Luther Vandross

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Luther Vandross performing at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on November 12, 1982. (Photo by Ebet Roberts/Redferns) photography,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,new york city,waist up,music,performance,1980-1989,archival,radio city music hall,luther vandross

9. Luther Vandross

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Luther Vandross performing at Madison Square Garden in New York City on October 5, 1988. (Photo by Ebet Roberts/Redferns) vertical,photography,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,usa,new york city,waist up,music,performance,1980-1989,madison square garden,archival,luther vandross

10. Dionne Warwick Burt Bacharach Carole Bayer Sager And Luther Vandross

Dionne Warwick Burt Bacharach Carole Bayer Sager And Luther Vandross Source:Getty

Dionne Warwick (front, left) photographed at Media Sound Studios on West 57th St in New York City on October 6, 1984. Pictured: Burt Bacharach (back), Dionne (seated), Carole Bayer Sager (back, right), Luther Vandross (seated, right). (Photo by Ebet Roberts/Redferns) photography,people,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,new york city,waist up,music,1980-1989,archival,luther vandross,dionne warwick,small group of people,burt bacharach,carole bayer sager

11. Luther Vandross

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Luther Vandross performing at Madison Square Garden in New York City on October 5, 1991. (Photo by Ebet Roberts/Redferns) vertical,photography,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,usa,new york city,waist up,music,performance,1990-1999,madison square garden,luther vandross

12. Luther Vandross

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Luther Vandross performing at Madison Square Garden in New York City on June 5, 1987. (Photo by Michael Uhll/Redferns) vertical,photography,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,usa,new york city,waist up,music,performance,1980-1989,madison square garden,archival,luther vandross

13. Roberta Flack And Luther Vandross

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Roberta Flack and Luther Vandross backstage at Madison Square Garden in New York City on September 11, 1982. (Photo by Ebet Roberts/Redferns) photography,people,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,new york city,waist up,music,two people,1980-1989,madison square garden,archival,backstage,luther vandross,roberta flack

14. Singer Luther Vandross

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Singer Luther Vandross (Photo by Deborah Feingold/Corbis via Getty Images) vertical,indoors,photography,celebrities,people,full length,one person,arts culture and entertainment,musician,adult,portrait,music,smiling,singer,african-american ethnicity,sitting,mature adult,men,high angle view,archival,shirt,pants,luther vandross,sock,r&b

15. Luther Vandross Live at Westbury Music Fair

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Singer Luther Vandross performs onstage at the Westbury Music Fair. (Photo by Steve Azzara/Corbis via Getty Images) photography,people,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,music,performance,singer,two people,luther vandross

16. 7th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards

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Luther Vandross at the 7th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards show. (Photo by Jody Cortes/Sygma/Sygma via Getty Images) vertical,photography,arts culture and entertainment,adult,portrait,music,headshot,city of los angeles,women,annual event,awards ceremony,luther vandross,soul music

17. 33rd Annual Grammy Awards

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NEW YORK, NY – CIRCA 1991: Luther Vandross attends the 33rd Annual Grammy Awards circa 1991 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Platzer/IMAGES/Getty Images) vertical,photography,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,new york city,1990-1999,annual event,grammy awards,luther vandross

18. BET Awards

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Luther Vandross attends the first annual BET (Black Entertainment Television) Awards. (Photo by Chris Farina/Corbis via Getty Images) vertical,photography,full length,arts culture and entertainment,attending,portrait,music,award,annual event,las vegas,black entertainment television,awards ceremony,bet awards,luther vandross

19. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – Season 9

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THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO — — Pictured: Comedian Luther Vandross performing on June 20th, 2001 — (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images) vertical,indoors,photography,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,usa,waist up,television show,smiling,california,humor,luther vandross,burbank,talkshow,2000-2009,season 9,late night television

20. Disney ABC Television Group Archive

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NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 1996:The Boys Choir of Harlem, Shania Twain, Vanessa Williams and Luther Vandross performing on ‘Vanessa Williams & Friends: Christmas in New York,’ 1996 in New York, NY. (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images) photography,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,new york city,television show,performance,1990-1999,luther vandross,boys choir of harlem,shania twain

21. Disney ABC Television Group Archive

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NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 1996: Luther Vandross performing on ‘Vanessa Williams & Friends: Christmas in New York,’ 1996 in New York, NY. (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images) vertical,photography,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,usa,new york city,television show,performance,1990-1999,luther vandross

22. Celine Dion, Luther Vandross And Little Richard Appear At A Gala for the President at Ford’s Theatre

Celine Dion, Luther Vandross And Little Richard Appear At A Gala for the President at Ford's Theatre Source:Getty

Washington, DC – 1994: (L-R) Celine Dion, Luther Vandross, Little Richard at the Gala for the President at Ford’s Theatre. (Photo by Frank Micelotta /ABC via Getty Images) photography,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,television show,washington dc,1990-1999,gala,president,luther vandross,celine dion,little richard

23. Los Angeles Cityscapes and City Views

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LOS ANGELES – SEPTEMBER 11: Singer Luther Vandross’ star along the Hollywood Stars Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California on September 11, 2017. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images) photography,full length,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,topix,bestof,music,singer,california,city of los angeles,architecture,walk of fame,luther vandross

24. Luther Vandross Honored Posthumously On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – JUNE 03: (L-R) Singer Johnny Gill, jazz composer Marcus Miller, music executive Clive Davis, Luther Vandross’ niece Seveda Williams, music producer Nile Rodgers and singer Alfonso ‘Fonzi’ Thornton attend singer Luther Vandross being honored posthumously with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on June 3, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic) celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,attending,horizontal,usa,music,singer,california,business,females,business person,hollywood – california,jazz music,fame,walk of fame,producer,luther vandross,composer,clive davis,johnny gill,niece,nile rodgers,marcus miller

25. Foxy Brown, Luther Vandross ‘O’ Magazine launch party Metropolitan Pavilion, NYC April 12, 2000

Foxy Brown, Luther Vandross 'O' Magazine launch party Metropolitan Pavilion, NYC April 12, 2000 Source:Getty

Foxy Brown, Luther Vandross ‘O’ Magazine launch party Metropolitan Pavilion, NYC April 12, 2000. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Getty Images) vertical,photography,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,new york city,human interest,launch event,foxy brown,luther vandross,metropolitan pavilion,magazine – publication

26. Clive Davis At Arista Grammy Party

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NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 24: Record producer Clive Davis, singer Dionne Warwick, singer-songwriter Gladys Knight and singer-songwriter Luther Vandross (left to right) at an Arista pre-Grammy Awards party at the Plaza Hotel on February 24, 1992 in New York City. (Photo by Waring Abbott/Getty Images) photography,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,party – social event,usa,new york city,film,singer,actress,1990-1999,annual event,founder,television host,producer,grammy awards,luther vandross,clive davis,singer-songwriter,dionne warwick,gladys knight

27. Luther Vandross Retro

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Luther Vandross onstage at Westbury Music Fair Westbury, NY May 23, 2002 LUTHER Vandross, the crooner whose satin vocals earned him platinum albums and Grammy awards, has died aged 54 Photo by Frank Albertson. (Photo by Frank ALBERTSON/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images) vertical,color image,photography,satin,singer,annual event,human interest,album title,grammy awards,luther vandross

28. Gladys Knight, Luther Vandross Presenting On The 17th American Music Awards

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Los Angeles, CA – 1990: (L-R) Gladys Knight, Luther Vandross presenting on the 17th Annual American Music Awards, Shrine Auditorium, January 22, 1990. (Photo by Craig Sjodin /ABC via Getty Images) photography,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,television show,california,city of los angeles,1990-1999,shrine auditorium,american music awards,luther vandross,gladys knight

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