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Singer Jon Lucien Dies at 65

Jon Lucien, a singer whose romantic style incorporated jazz, Caribbean and R&B influences, died Aug. 18 in Florida at age 65. The cause was respiratory failure.

Lucien’s baritone voice and smooth love songs reached their commercial peak in the 1970s, and he was considered a pioneer of the smooth-jazz or “quiet storm” formats that became popular in later decades.

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