Luther Vandross: Google Doodle celebrates late singer's 70th birthday

TODAY'S Google Doodle celebrates what would be Luther Vandross' 70th birthday.

The legendary singer passed away in 2005 at the age of 54.

Who was Luther Vandross?

Luther Vandross was born on this day in 1951 in New York City.

He grew up to become of the most famous soul singers of all time.

During his career, he won eight Grammy Awards after being nominated 33 times.

He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

And he performed during a half-time show at the 1997 Super Bowl.

As well as that, Vandross produced Billboard Top 10 albums.

In 1989, he became the first male artist to sell out 10 consecutive shows at Wembley Arena in London.

What are Luther Vandross' most famous songs?

  • Dance with My Father
  • Never Too Much
  • Endless Love
  • A House Is Not a Home
  • Here and Now
  • There's Nothing Better Than Love
  • Take You Out
  • I'd Rather
  • Wait For Love
  • So Amazing

When did Luther Vandross die?

Vandross passed away on July 1, 2005.

He died two years after suffering a major stroke.

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