The Internet is playing an awful joke on the family and friends of R&B legend Keith Sweat this weekend. Some prankster posted a fake announcement declaring that Keith Sweat had passed away from a stroke earlier today. The catch is that Keith Sweat is alive and well. In fact, he will be hitting the stage in Kansas City, MO later tonight for a concert!
The pioneer of the New Jack sound has had a carer that spans thirty-five years. First as a founding member of the Harlem group “Jamilah” and later as a soloist, the crooner has been melting the ladies hearts for two generations. His hits include the singles I Want Her, Twisted, Nobody, and Just a Touch. In 1997, he created the R&B ‘supergroup LSG with Gerald Levert and Johnny Gill. The group released the hit My Body which reached the number 4 spot on the Billboard charts. His latest album, Ridin’ Solo was released in June of this year.
Off-stage Keith Sweat is a dedicated dad to his four children – daughters Keyshia, 20, and Keia, 18, and sons Jordan, 15, and Justin, 12. The mother of his two sons is Lisa Wu-Hartwell who recently left the hit Bravo TV show The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Sweat currently has full custody of all of his children.
The Internet seems intent on sending off some of our greatest musicians before their time with recent rumors surfacing that both BB King and Johnny Gill had passed away. These hoaxes are just plain mean and cruel to the artists and the families that love them!
Rather than mourn for R&B legend Keith Sweat today sit back and enjoy one of his greatest hits…..