Rickey Smiley Morning Show Featured Video

Gerald Levert, who was born to O’Jays singer Eddie Levert in Philadelphia on July 13, 1966 and grew up in a suburb of Cleveland, was a singer whose voice will always be remembered. 

SEE ALSO: The O’Jays Have New Music For The First Time In 20 Years!

On Nov. 10, 2006, he was found dead in his bed at his Cleveland, Ohio home where his cousin tried to wake him. up. Original reports said he had a heart attack but an autopsy later revealed that he passed away from an accidental drug overdose (combining prescription meds with over-the-counter meds. He’d been prescribed medicine for pain from a shoulder injury, achilles tendon surgery and anxiety, and took some antihistamines. It turned out, he had pneumonia.

Levert was only 40-years-old. 

Take a looks at photos of him over the years below… 

1. Gerald Levert

Photo of Gerald LEVERT Source:Getty


LeVert Source:Getty


Gerald Levert performs during rehearsals for the 2003 BET... Source:Getty


'Motown 45' Anniversary Celebration - Show Source:Getty


Apollo 2005 Spring Benefit Source:Getty


The Tonight Show with Jay Leno - Season 12 Source:Getty


Photo of Gerald LEVERT Source:Getty
More From Rickey Smiley Show