LeMicah Levert, son of the late R&B legend, takes after his father in looks and character. While not much is known about him, he spoke out following his father's death in 2006.
Gerald Edward Levert thrilled audiences far and wide with his amazing vocal skills until his death in 2006. For years, he worked as a writer, arranger, and producer on top of being a famous singer.
When he wasn't busy performing, Gerald was at home being a doting father to his son LeMicah. Although his son lives a private life, he's spoken out on a few occasions that needed his presence, such as the death of his father.
Gerald Levert onstage at the 2003 Essence Festival on July 5, 2003 in New Orleans, Louisiana. | Photo: Getty Images
A GLIMPSE AT GERALD'S CAREER
The passionate world-class 1990s soul singer had a flair for slow jams and love ballads. He dabbled into musical styles such as Contemporary R&B, Quiet Storm, and Adult Contemporary R&B.
He first gained fame in 1986 as a member of R&B trio LeVert, which included brother Sean and childhood friend Marc Gordon. They had hit songs such as "Baby I'm Ready," "Casanova," and "(Pop, Pop, Pop, Pop) Goes My Mind."
HIS FINAL YEARS IN MUSIC
In 1991, he made his solo debut with "Private Line," which included a duet with his father titled "Baby Hold On to Me." By the year 1997, he joined Johnny Gill and Keith Sweat to form LSG. Their self-titled album sold over two million copies.
Before his death, he recorded his final album called "Voices." While the world definitely misses the singer's powerful voice, the longing is a lot more painful for his family.
Gerald died in Cleveland on November 10, 2006, at the age of 40. It was later revealed that the death was caused by a tragic accidental drug overdose.
Unfortunately, his brother Sean passed away only two years after him in 2008 at the young age of 39. Gerald was survived by four children, one of them being LeMicah. He is known for his work as a production assistant on "Sister Code," "SuperFly," and more notably, "Joker."
A FIERCE PROTECTOR
LeMicah once stood up for his dad’s friend, comedian Mo’Nique, and revealed that she'd been a huge help for his family over the years. The Oscar award-winning actress and comedian recently boycotted Netflix.
While Mo’Nique got support and encouragement from some notable names, she also received backlash from many fans and celebs who disagreed with her actions. LeMicah, however, stood solidly behind her, explaining on social media that she had always been there for him and the family, even after Gerald’s death.
GERALD'S DAUGHTER CAMRYN
Another of Gerald's children, daughter Camryn, has also been making him proud. The young woman was only eight when her father passed on, but she's been harnessing her musical talents long before then.
In November 2018, for the 12th anniversary of her father's death, the stunning beauty released a song titled "I Miss You" in honor of the singer. She recently announced the death of her grandmother in January 2020.
Gerald and Sean's mother, Martha Levert's death was confirmed by Camryn on social media. Apart from giving birth to two soul musicians, she was also the loving wife of legendary O'Jays singer Eddie Levert Sr.