Luther Vandross gave us timeless music. Today we look back at his illustrious career.

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1. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – Season 4

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – Season 4

THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO — Episode 826 — Pictured: Musical guest Luther Vandross performs on December 14, 1995 — (Photo by: Margaret C. Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images) vertical,indoors,color image,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,usa,music,television show,performance,singer,california,1990-1999,humor,singing,choice,luther vandross,burbank,season 4,the tonight show with jay leno,musical guest,talkshow,late night television

2. Luther Vandross On Stage

Luther Vandross On Stage

Singer Luther Vandross performs, Chicago, Illinois, January 12, 1984. (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images) vertical,color image,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,usa,music,performance,singer,north america,1980-1989,archival,illinois,chicago – illinois,human interest,luther vandross,photograph

3. Luther Vandross

Luther Vandross

Luther Vandross performs on stage at Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 19th March 1995. (Photo by Rob Verhorst/Redferns) arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,music,performance,1990-1999,netherlands,rotterdam,ahoy center rotterdam,luther vandross,stage – performance space

4. Luther Vandross On ‘Oprah Winfrey’

Luther Vandross On ‘Oprah Winfrey’

American musician Luther Vandross (1951 – 2005) performs on the ‘Oprah Winfrey Show,’ Chicago, Illinois, June 24, 1991. (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images) color image,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,musician,usa,music,television show,performance,the media,north america,1990-1999,illinois,chicago – illinois,human interest,luther vandross,the oprah winfrey show

5. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson – Season 28

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson – Season 28

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON — Pictured: Musical guest Luther Vandross performs on June 12, 1990 — (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images) indoors,photography,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,radio,television show,performance,singer,california,night,1990-1999,black and white,singing,choice,luther vandross,burbank,the tonight show,musical guest,talkshow

6. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson – Season 28

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson – Season 28

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON — Pictured: (l-r) Comedian Bill Cosby and musical guest Luther Vandross during an interview with guest host Jay Leno on June 12, 1990 — (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images) indoors,photography,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,radio,television show,singer,california,night,1990-1999,comedian,black and white,guest,choice,bill cosby,luther vandross,interview,burbank,jay leno – television host,the tonight show,musical guest,talkshow

7. Luther Vandross Live In Concert

Luther Vandross Live In Concert

ROSEMONT, IL – 1987: Singer Luther Vandross performs at the Rosemont Horizon in Rosemont, Illinois in 1987. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images) microphone,photography,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,topix,bestof,waist up,music,performance,singer,1980-1989,archival,artist,illinois,singing,compact disc,jr,pop music,luther vandross,r&b,soul music,allstate arena,stage – performance space,rosemont – illinois

8. Luther Vandross Live In Concert

Luther Vandross Live In Concert

Tinley Park, IL – 1995: Singer Luther Vandross performs at the Tweeter Center in Tinley Park, Illinois in 1995. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images) vertical,microphone,photography,arts culture and entertainment,usa,topix,bestof,waist up,music,performance,singer,1990-1999,artist,illinois,singing,compact disc,jr,pop music,luther vandross,r&b,soul music,tinley park,stage – performance space

9. Luther Vandross Live In Concert

Luther Vandross Live In Concert

ROSEMONT, IL – 1986: Singer Luther Vandross performs at the Rosemont Horizon in Rosemont, Illinois in 1986. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images) vertical,microphone,photography,full length,arts culture and entertainment,usa,topix,bestof,music,performance,singer,1980-1989,archival,artist,illinois,singing,compact disc,jr,pop music,luther vandross,r&b,soul music,allstate arena,stage – performance space,rosemont – illinois

10. Roberta Flack And Luther Vandross

Roberta Flack And Luther Vandross

Roberta Flack and Luther Vandross backstage at Madison Square Garden in New York City on September 11, 1982. (Photo by Ebet Roberts/Redferns) photography,people,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,new york city,waist up,music,two people,1980-1989,madison square garden,archival,backstage,luther vandross,roberta flack

11. Luther Vandross

Luther Vandross

Luther Vandross performing at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on January 27, 1984. (Photo by Ebet Roberts/Redferns) vertical,photography,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,usa,new york city,waist up,music,performance,1980-1989,archival,radio city music hall,luther vandross

12. Luther Vandross

Luther Vandross

Luther Vandross performing at Madison Square Garden in New York City on October 5, 1988. (Photo by Ebet Roberts/Redferns) vertical,photography,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,usa,new york city,waist up,music,performance,1980-1989,madison square garden,archival,luther vandross

13. Luther Vandross

Luther Vandross

Luther Vandross performing at Madison Square Garden in New York City on October 5, 1988. (Photo by Ebet Roberts/Redferns) vertical,photography,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,usa,new york city,waist up,music,performance,1980-1989,madison square garden,archival,luther vandross

14. Dionne Warwick Burt Bacharach Carol Bayer Sager And Luther Vandross

Dionne Warwick Burt Bacharach Carol Bayer Sager And Luther Vandross

Dionne Warwick (front, left) photographed at Media Sound Studios on W 57th St in New York City on October 6, 1984. Pictured: Burt Bacharach (back), Dionne (seated), Carole Bayer Sager (back, right), Luther Vandross (seated, right). (Photo by Ebet Roberts/Redferns) photography,people,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,new york city,waist up,music,1980-1989,archival,luther vandross,dionne warwick,small group of people,burt bacharach,carole bayer sager

15. Luther Vandross

Luther Vandross

Luther Vandross performing at Madison Square Garden in New York City on October 5, 1991. (Photo by Ebet Roberts/Redferns) vertical,photography,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,usa,new york city,waist up,music,performance,1990-1999,madison square garden,luther vandross

16. ‘Endless Love’ Video Shoot

‘Endless Love’ Video Shoot

NEW YORK – MARCH 11: American singers Mariah Carey (L) and Luther Vandross (R) during a music video taping for the song ‘Endless Love’ for Epic Records on March 11, 1994 in New York City. (Photo by Waring Abbott/Getty Images) photography,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,topix,bestof,new york city,waist up,music,singer,african-american ethnicity,1990-1999,annual event,songwriter,singing,mariah carey,grammy awards,nominee,luther vandross,duet,sony music entertainment,diva – […]

17. Luther Vandross Performing on Stage

Luther Vandross Performing on Stage

Luther Vandross Performing on Stage (Photo by Lynn Goldsmith/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images) microphone,photography,celebrities,people,formalwear,evening gown,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,adult,waist up,portrait,music,concert,performance,singer,african-american ethnicity,four people,men,women,1980-1989,black and white,archival,tuxedo,playing,singing,logo,musical instrument,luther vandross,soul music,guitarist,kentucky fried chicken,bucket,stage – performance space

18. Luther Vandross and Boy George at the Apollo Theater

Luther Vandross and Boy George at the Apollo Theater

Luther Vandross and Boy George at the Apollo Theater (Photo by Nick Elgar/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images) photography,celebrities,people,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,musician,adult,waist up,portrait,music,african-american ethnicity,caucasian ethnicity,men,two people,1980-1989,archival,luther vandross,r&b,boy george

19. Singer Luther Vandross

Singer Luther Vandross

Singer Luther Vandross (Photo by Deborah Feingold/Corbis via Getty Images) vertical,indoors,photography,celebrities,people,full length,one person,arts culture and entertainment,musician,adult,portrait,music,smiling,singer,african-american ethnicity,sitting,mature adult,men,high angle view,archival,shirt,pants,luther vandross,sock,r&b

20. Luther Vandross Live at Westbury Music Fair

Luther Vandross Live at Westbury Music Fair

Singer Luther Vandross performs onstage at the Westbury Music Fair. (Photo by Steve Azzara/Corbis via Getty Images) vertical,photography,people,arts culture and entertainment,music,performance,singer,two people,luther vandross

21. 7th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards

7th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards

Luther Vandross at the 7th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards show. (Photo by Jody Cortes/Sygma/Sygma via Getty Images) vertical,photography,arts culture and entertainment,adult,portrait,music,headshot,city of los angeles,women,annual event,awards ceremony,luther vandross,soul music

22. 33rd Annual Grammy Awards

33rd Annual Grammy Awards

NEW YORK, NY – CIRCA 1991: Luther Vandross attends the 33rd Annual Grammy Awards circa 1991 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Platzer/IMAGES/Getty Images) vertical,photography,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,new york city,1990-1999,annual event,grammy awards,luther vandross

23. BET Awards

BET Awards

Luther Vandross attends the first annual BET (Black Entertainment Television) Awards. (Photo by Chris Farina/Corbis via Getty Images) vertical,photography,full length,arts culture and entertainment,attending,portrait,music,award,annual event,las vegas,awards ceremony,luther vandross

24. Disney ABC Television Group Archive

Disney ABC Television Group Archive

NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 1996: The Boys Choir of Harlem, Vanessa Williams and Luther Vandross performing on ‘Vanessa Williams & Friends: Christmas in New York,’ 1996 in New York, NY. (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images) photography,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,new york city,television show,performance,1990-1999,luther vandross,boys choir of harlem

25. Celine Dion, Luther Vandross And Little Richard Appear At A Gala for the President at Ford’s Theatre

Celine Dion, Luther Vandross And Little Richard Appear At A Gala for the President at Ford’s Theatre

Washington, DC – 1994: (L-R) Celine Dion, Luther Vandross, Little Richard at the Gala for the President at Ford’s Theatre. (Photo by Frank Micelotta /ABC via Getty Images) photography,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,television show,washington dc,1990-1999,gala,president,luther vandross,celine dion,little richard

26. Clive Davis At Arista Grammy Party

Clive Davis At Arista Grammy Party

NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 24: Record producer Clive Davis, singer Dionne Warwick, singer-songwriter Gladys Knight and singer-songwriter Luther Vandross (left to right) at an Arista pre-Grammy Awards party at the Plaza Hotel on February 24, 1992 in New York City. (Photo by Waring Abbott/Getty Images) photography,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,party – social event,usa,new york city,film,singer,actress,1990-1999,annual event,founder,television […]

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