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Sean Levert (September 28, 1968 – March 30, 2008) was an American R&B singer.

Levert was born in Cleveland, Ohio and was the son of Eddie Levert, who sang with The O'Jays. He formed the trio LeVert with older brother Gerald Levert and childhood friend Marc Gordon; together they scored several smash hits on the U.S. R&B charts in the 1980s and early 1990s. In 1995, Sean launched a solo career with the album The Other Side on Atlantic Records, which peaked at #22 on the U.S. R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and #146 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album yielded the charting singles "Put Your Body Where Your Mouth Is" (U.S. R&B #40) and "Same One" (U.S. R&B #57) that same year.

In 2008, Levert was sentenced to a one-year, 10-day prison sentence for failing to pay child support for his three children, then aged 11, 15, and 17. Levert became ill during this sentence, reporting high blood pressure and hallucinations; he died after a week of the sentence had been served, on March 30. The Cuyahoga County coroner ruled in May that his death was caused by a combination of complications from sarcoidosis, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and withdrawal from Xanax. He was 39 years old.

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