Jermaine Stewart: Age 40 | Cause Of Death: AIDS

(Born: 7 September 1957, Columbus, Ohio, United States; Died: 17 March 1997, Homewood, Illinois, United States)

An Ohio singer/dancer, Jermaine Stewart was on Soul Train as a teen during the years it was in Chicago. He later did background vocals for Shalamar, Millie Jackson, Tavares, the Temptations, and Boy George before getting his own deal with Arista in the mid-’80s. He had three Top Ten R&B hits with Arista from 1984-1988, but his biggest hit, “We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off,” was an R&B dud despite making it to number five on the pop charts. He died in 1997.– Ron Wynn, All Music Guide