Thursday, April 3, 2008
In 2006, the music industry was shocked to learn that Gerald LeVert had died. The industry is in greater shock after learning that his young brother Sean had died at the age of 39, leaving a void in the music industry and with the LeVert family.
Sean who had reformed the group LeVert with original member Marc Gordon, was in prison for owing over $80,000 in child support, and according to reports, he was restrained due to irractic behavior, but was later taken to the hospital after telling the security that he was ill, and two or three hours after arrival, he was pronounced deat at the age of 39.
In addition to working on funeral arrangements, the LeVert family has launched an investigation into the death of Sean, who was battling high blood pressure like his brother did.
The youngest son of The O'Jays' lead vocalist and founder Eddie LeVert, Sean had joined his older brother and family friend Marc Gordon in the group LeVert, who signed with Atlantic Records in 1985, and released their first single "Pop, Pop, Pop Goes My Mind." They followed with "Cassonova" which was their biggest selling single to date topping the R&B charts and hitting the top 5 Pop singles charts earning them a Soul Train music Award and an nomination for an American Music Award. The group also scored with "Just Coolin'," "Baby I'm Ready" and "Good Ole Days" before Gerald embarked on a success solo career.
In addition to releasing a solo album, Sean had also sang with many of their groups they discovered including Men At Large, who scored with their "Use Me" and recorded a single with his brother and father on the "Down In The Delta" soundtrack.
In addition to his parents, Sean also leaves behind three children, a host of cousins, friends and fans who are sadden and shock by his untimely passing.
Funeral plan are being made.