Wikipedia : This day (July 1, 2005), in Edison, New Jersey, died Luther Vandross, an American singer and songwriter.
Luther Vandross : Coupled with that voice was Luther’s unique ability to write and sing about love and the shared emotions we all feel in that search for and enjoyment of love. Love of family, friends, that special someone–all were themes Luther explored with his music regularly, reaching many.
@allmusic : Not only did he score a series of multi-million-selling albums containing chart-topping hit singles and perform in sold-out tours in the U.S. and around the world, but he also took charge of his music creatively, writing or co-writing most of his songs and arranging and producing his records.
@last.fm : In the 80s, Vandross was a vocalist on early Change singles (Searching), whilst continuing his solo career with such releases as “Never Too Much”, “Power Of Love/Love Power”, “If Only For One Night”, “Here And Now”.