R&B singer in the 1980s and 1990s who sang hit singles like "Rock Me Tonight (For Old Time's Sake)" and "Jam Tonight."
He was a gospel singer at White Rock Baptist Church as a young man.
His debut album, Rock Me Tonight, spent six weeks on top of the R&B charts.
His mother was a single mother of six children.
He verbally attacked George Michael in the Los Angeles Times because of the singer's success on the black music charts.