Al Jarreau, the legendary jazz singer who won 7 Grammy Awards, has died at the age of 76, according to multiple news sources. His passing comes two days after an announcement was made on his website that he was retiring from touring due to exhaustion.
Jarreau was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1940. His father was a minister and he started singing in church as a young boy. Jarreau told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel it was at Lincoln High School where "my love of music and singing really deepened. I began to have ideas of taking this as far as it could go. And I kept dreaming that dream and nourishing that dream."