R.I.P. Leon Ware

Songwriter and musician Leon Ware has died at the age of 77. Ware started making a name for himself in the ’60’s when he started working with The Isley Brothers. He later co-wrote Michael Jackson’s “I Wanna Be Where You Are” with Diana Ross’ younger brother Arthur “T-Boy” Ross. Ware also wrote songs for Quincy Jones, Minnie Riperton and created the demo that Marvin Gaye used to record his  I Want You album. In the ’90’s he worked with Maxwell on his breakthrough single “Sumthin’ Sumthin’.”  Ware released 11 solo albums and recently appeared on Omar’s Love and Beats album.