Friends fill in for Vandross in video

July 21, 2003 at 1:55 PM
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LOS ANGELES, July 21 (UPI) -- Famous friends are starring in a music video of Luther Vandross' hit single "Dance With My Father" while he is hospitalized from a stroke.

The video clip for the title track of his recently released J Records album features fellow musicians, actors and sports stars.

From the music community, the video stars Beyoncé and her father Matthew, Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Monica, Wyclef Jean, Patti LaBelle, Celine Dion, Nona Gaye, Ruben Studdard, Whitney Houston, Babyface, Brian McKnight and Johnny Gill.

"It is an expression of love and appreciation that I have for him," Wonder told Billboard magazine.

New Jersey Nets basketball star Jason Kidd also made an appearance, as do actors including the Wayans brothers, Holly Robinson Peete and Garcelle Beauvais.

Photos of Vandross and his family are also seen in the video.

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