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R&B Great Barry White Dies at 58

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R&B Great Barry White Dies at 58

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R&B Great Barry White Dies at 58

R&B Great Barry White Dies at 58

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Barry White in 2002 at the Black Entertainment Television Awards. Reuters Limited hide caption

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Barry White, the honey-voiced baritone known for his sultry, romantic songs, dies at a hospital in Los Angeles. White, 58, had been in poor health for several years and died while awaiting a kidney transplant. The soul singer became a star during the disco era, but had a resurgence in popularity in recent years. He won two Grammies for his 1999 album, "Staying Power." NPR's Scott Simon has a remembrance.