Gerald Levert has been making a name for himself ever since his first hit single "Private Line" in 1991. And, as the son of O'Jay Gerald Levert Sr., he has some sizable shoes to fill. Fortunately, the younger Levert can convey a remarkable range of emotion in his voice, slipping from a soft and sensual croon to a near-ecstatic roar in a matter of seconds. He's the kind of singer who can hold an audience in the palm of his hand; all the band has to do is stay with him as he raises and lowers the level of energy like a skilled technician. Levert died at his home on November 10, 2006 at the age of 40.