Jimmy Scott, jazzman with childlike voice, dies

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Updated: 6/13 4:45 pm

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jimmy Scott, a jazzman with a man-child voice who found success late in life with the Grammy-nominated "All the Way," has died. He was 88.

Scott's wife, Jeanie Scott, says her husband died in his sleep at his Las Vegas home on Thursday. He battled health problems stemming from a genetic hormone deficiency and had been under the care of a home nurse.

His 1992 album "All the Way" sold only 49,000 copies in the United States but earned him cult-like popularity in Europe and Asia, particularly Japan, where he often sold out performances.

Eventually he performed with the likes of Elton John and Sting.

Jeanie Scott says her husband stopped touring two years ago but continued recording. He's expected to be buried in Cleveland.

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