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Luther Vandross, who passed away on July 1 in 2005, gave us timeless music. Today we look back at his illustrious career.

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Remembering A Legend: Luther Vandross [PHOTOS]  was originally published on foxync.com

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 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

3. Luther Vandross

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Luther Vandross performs on stage at Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 19th March 1995. (Photo by Rob Verhorst/Redferns) arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,music,performance,1990-1999,netherlands,rotterdam,ahoy center rotterdam,luther vandross,stage – performance space

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. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson – Season 28

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THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON — Pictured: Musical guest Luther Vandross performs on June 12, 1990 — (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images) indoors,photography,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,radio,television show,performance,singer,california,night,1990-1999,black and white,singing,choice,luther vandross,burbank,the tonight show,musical guest,talkshow

6. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson – Season 28

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THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON — Pictured: (l-r) Comedian Bill Cosby and 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,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,radio,television show,singer,california,night,1990-1999,comedian,black and white,guest,choice,bill cosby,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 Live In Concert

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Tinley Park, IL – 1995: Singer Luther Vandross performs at the Tweeter Center in Tinley Park, Illinois in 1995. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images) vertical,microphone,photography,arts culture and entertainment,usa,topix,bestof,waist up,music,performance,singer,1990-1999,artist,illinois,singing,compact disc,jr,pop music,luther vandross,r&b,soul music,tinley park,stage – performance space

9. Luther Vandross Live In Concert

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ROSEMONT, IL – 1986: Singer Luther Vandross performs at the Rosemont Horizon in Rosemont, Illinois in 1986. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images) vertical,microphone,photography,full length,arts culture and entertainment,usa,topix,bestof,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

10. 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

11. Luther Vandross

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Luther Vandross performing at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on January 27, 1984. (Photo by Ebet Roberts/Redferns) vertical,photography,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,usa,new york city,waist up,music,performance,1980-1989,archival,radio city music hall,luther vandross

12. 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

13. 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

14. Dionne Warwick Burt Bacharach Carol Bayer Sager And Luther Vandross

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Dionne Warwick (front, left) photographed at Media Sound Studios on W 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

15. 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

16. ‘Endless Love’ Video Shoot

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NEW YORK – MARCH 11: American singers Mariah Carey (L) and Luther Vandross (R) during a music video taping for the song ‘Endless Love’ for Epic Records on March 11, 1994 in New York City. (Photo by Waring Abbott/Getty Images) photography,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,topix,bestof,new york city,waist up,music,singer,african-american ethnicity,1990-1999,annual event,songwriter,singing,mariah carey,grammy awards,nominee,luther vandross,duet,sony music entertainment,diva – […]

17. Luther Vandross Performing on Stage

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Luther Vandross Performing on Stage (Photo by Lynn Goldsmith/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images) microphone,photography,celebrities,people,formalwear,evening gown,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,adult,waist up,portrait,music,concert,performance,singer,african-american ethnicity,four people,men,women,1980-1989,black and white,archival,tuxedo,playing,singing,logo,musical instrument,luther vandross,soul music,guitarist,kentucky fried chicken,bucket,stage – performance space

18. Luther Vandross and Boy George at the Apollo Theater

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Luther Vandross and Boy George at the Apollo Theater (Photo by Nick Elgar/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images) photography,celebrities,people,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,musician,adult,waist up,portrait,music,african-american ethnicity,caucasian ethnicity,men,two people,1980-1989,archival,luther vandross,r&b,boy george

19. 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

20. 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) vertical,photography,people,arts culture and entertainment,music,performance,singer,two people,luther vandross

21. 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

22. 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

23. 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,awards ceremony,luther vandross

24. Disney ABC Television Group Archive

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NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 1996: The Boys Choir of Harlem, 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

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

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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

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 […]

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