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Is There a Levert Curse? Sean Dies While In Jail

3/31/2008 10:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

How much tragedy can one family take?? Another Levert has died -- and this one was in jail!

Sean Levert, son of O'Jays singer Eddie Levert and brother of late R&B legend Gerald Levert, died over the weekend while in a Cleveland jail.

Levert had reportedly been in the Cuyahoga County Jail serving time for failing to pay roughly $80,000 in child support when he collapsed late last night. The warden of the jail tells TMZ that after Sean collapsed, he was immediately rushed to the hospital. He says Sean died at the hospital, not the jail as others have reported.

The warden says that they were unaware of any condition Sean may have been suffering from. The Coroner confirms they have received his body and are currently investigating the cause of death.

Sean, who as member of the 80s group Levert, hit it big with the song "Casanova." He was also featured in a few movies, including "New Jack City." His brother Gerald died in his sleep in November 2006.
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MARY B    

I PRAY FOR THE LEVERT FAMILY, SO MUCH TRAGEDY TO SUCH A TALENTED FAMILY. HIS PARENTS MUST BE DEVASTATED. I HOPE THAT THEY REALIZE THE BEAUTIFUL GIFTS OF SONGS THAT THEIR SONS GAVE THE WORLD. RIP GERALD AND SEAN. PEACE

2272 days ago
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MZGLORIA    

As a very close and loving personal friend of Sean Levert's and someone who is living and fighting with the same lung disease Sarcoidosis you can not die from natural causes..and I am so tired and angry when I read that. The coroner should have chosen his words more carefully. You can die from the complications from the many ailments that Sean suffered from but not natural causes and to constantly keep repeating this to the public is an insult to Sean's family, friends and fans and to his memory in my opinion.

It is a shame that Sean's is only going to remembered as the national celebrity and the brother of Gerald Levert and son of Martha & Eddie Levert, who went to jail for non child support, but people go to jail everyday for non payment of child support..so what, but that isn't the true story but no one that, no one knows what a great father Sean was to he is children, or what a great family member he was to all those he loved in his family or what a great friend he was to all those he called friend. It is a shame how quick people want to jump on the band wagon when there is negative news but not positive news. Sean Levert was a great friend, a great family man, a great loving person and I can attest to all and he touched the heart of all that came in contact with him for he had a big fun loving heart and to be his friend was truly a great honor. And he is going to be so lovingly missed my his family his friends his fans and the world...just like his brother Gerald.

All those who listen to gossip and negative things should be ashamed of themselves.... is this what we have come down to "GOSSIPCHASERS"..we need to spend more time worrying about your own lives and stop chasing what we think is a lie about someone else's life. STOP destroying the lives of other people just to sell a story..a newspaper or a magazine...be better than that....for you would not want someone to destroy your reputation on a lie...think about that the next time you are out to chase a story! We all deserve better respect!

2271 days ago
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Bird    

This is so sad. Those boys were too young. I feel horrible for their family and friends. Marc keep your head baby.

2333 days ago
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steve walsh    

Father children, walk away, die on a jail cell floor.....feel sorry?? absolutely NOT. Sometime in the near future, we're gonna all wake up in a world where there's nobody around to take care of a bunch of smart, yet vulnerable kids, and wonder why in the hell they're violently after all of us. This is the reason.

2333 days ago
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hi    

in a place filled with people nobody saw or heard anything!

2333 days ago
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cru    

80,000 in child support? Damn, I guess Cassonova didn't make enough.

2333 days ago
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Liz    

So very sad.

2333 days ago
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Traycee    

so sad

2333 days ago
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Sweet    

This is so sad. Eddie and Martha Levert have lost 2 of their sons. They haven't even recovered from the death of Gerald a little over a year ago to be faced with yet another one. I pray for their strength.

2333 days ago
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Grandmother Lohan    

Sad? what's sad is the bitch couldn't get himself a job and make payments as a man should.
He's better off dead.

2333 days ago
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truth man    

this guy was a dead beat father people-----------------------------

2333 days ago
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Liz    

Betty Grable - Who tee tee'd in your Cherrios this morning?

2333 days ago
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truth man    

if he can't support his own blood, maybe someone years ago should at least cut off his thing----------I hope the baby gets a little something from the estate. I hope the public doesn't have to support his kid with a section 8 and welfare like----never mind.

2333 days ago
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Crabby    

Jails don't have wardens...prisons have wardens. So was he in jail or prison?

2333 days ago
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Bird    

For those of you who think dead beat father's are better off dead, I think their children would beg to differ.

2333 days ago
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