Sad news to report in the music world: Sean Levert, the younger brother of R&B singer Gerald Levert and son of Eddie Levert of the O’Jays, has died. Levert was rushed to a hospital after collapsing at the Cyahoga County Jail where he was being held for non-payment of child support.
- Levert, 39, died at 11:57 p.m. at Lutheran Hospital after being transported to the facility from the Cuyahoga County Jail. Sean Levert had gone to the jail infirmary complaining he was sick.
It was in November that Sean Levert started singing again. He talked with NewsChannel5 about finishing a project — bringing the group back together — that his brother started.Gerald Levert died Nov. 10, 2006. He was found dead in his bed at his Newbury home. (Source)
I have to say this about a justice system that locks up too many good black men: They need to find another way to deal with the child support problem because locking up brothers is not the answer. We have too many black men in jail who are put there by vindictive women who don’t get it that a man doesn’t want her any more.
Yes, you have some shiftless, no good men out there. But most brothers would support their kids if it weren’t for the baby mama wylin’ out on them. Any woman who has dealt with her man’s ex-baby mama knows what I’m talking about. How does a man pay child support if he’s in jail? How does locking him up solve the problem?
R.I.P. to Sean Levert. Our prayers are with the Levert family.