Saturday, May 8, 2021

Gerald Levert’s Daughter Pens a Song in His Honor + Aretha Franklin Documentary Makes Debut

*Camryn Levert, daughter of the late Gerald Levert, has released a single dedicated to her father titled “I Miss You.”

Levert was found dead in his bed at his Cleveland, Ohio home on November 10, 2006. Initial reports stated that he died of a heart attack. In February 2007, an autopsy report concluded that Levert’s death was caused by a fatal combination of prescription narcotics and over-the-counter drugs.

Camryn, 20, has been singing since she was five and remembers a time when she sang for her father and when she finished he said: “you know what, we might have something here.”

She has remained close to her grandfather, Eddie Levert, and likes to get his brutally honest opinion on her new music.

Camryn says she finds comfort in knowing that before he passed, her father was aware that she wanted to be a singer.

You can find her music on Spotify @CamrynLevert.

Check out the video below:

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In related news, Aretha Franklin’s long-awaited 1972 documentary concert film, “Amazing Grace,” made its worldwide debut at the DOC NYC Festival.

According to Page Six, Rev. Al Sharpton introduced the film and explained how he would always tell Franklin that 1972’s “Amazing Grace” was his favorite album of hers.

The doc had been shelved due to technical issues and then Franklin objected to its release, The Post reported.

In the movie, rock legend Mick Jagger is seen dancing and clapping in the crowd in a scene while Franklin sings “Climbing Higher Mountains.”

The movie will run Dec. 7 to 13 at Film Forum.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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