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GENERAL HOSPITAL’s ‘Baby, Come to Me’ Singer James Ingram Dead at 66


Musician James Ingram has passed away at the age of 66. The Grammy-winning singer of hits like “Somewhere Out There” and “I Don’t Have the Heart” is best known to soap fans for his duet with Patti Austin, 1982’s “Baby, Come to Me,” which was used on GENERAL HOSPITAL as the romantic theme for the couple of Luke Spencer and Holly Sutton.

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Just looking at this photo of Luke and Holly is enough to get the song stuck in your head. (Photo Credit: ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)

“Baby, Come to Me” was released as a single in April of 1982, and peaked at number 73 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. However, when GH began using it heavily a few month later, the tune’s popularity rose and Warner Bros. decided to re-release the single in October. It re-entered the charts and hit number one in February of 1983, where it remained for two weeks.

“I remember singing his songs during sleepovers in high school,” recalled Sonya Eddy (Epiphany) on Twitter. And Marc Anthony Samuel (Felix) posted simply: “RIP James Ingram. Such a beautiful voice.”

Ingram was a talented songwriter, penning tunes for artists like Michael Jackson “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing),” but is best known for his duets such as “Somewhere Out There” with Linda Ronstadt and “The Day I Fall In Love” with Dolly Parton. He passed away on Jan. 29 at his home in Los Angeles from brain cancer. Our thoughts are with his friends and family during this difficult time. 

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