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James “Big Jim” Wright Found Dead

We’re sorry to report that James “Big Jim” Wright has died yesterday. The multi-talented producer, songwriter, and music director was a keyboard player that worked consistently with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. He also has many writing and co-writing credits on several hits songs by Janet Jackson and others.

Wright was also a producer and music director on multiple projects including Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Mariah Carey, Usher, Sounds of Blackness, Celine Dion and many more. He was found dead in his home in Rockford, Illinois, Wright was 52 years old.

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Anonymous October 1, 2018 at 5:45 pm

My Condolences Goes Out To The Family Of James Big Jim Wright. Hearing About This Really Hurts The Heart and Everyone’s, Grew Up With Him Coming From Rockford Illinois and The Same Church Allen Chapel AME Church on Winnebago St. Praying For You All Will Going To Missed Him.
???? Tina Reid & Family

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Anonymous October 3, 2018 at 6:21 pm

My condolences to the Wright family, I too grew up with Jimmie coming from Allen Chapel A.M.E Church, Winnebago St, Rockford, IL, sorry for a Great lost.
Jewel Ferguson (Mary Francis Smith), my Grandmother

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Kevin Ross October 9, 2018 at 6:58 pm

Yes we have heard a lot of great things about him. Unfortunately, I never had the pleasure of meeting him.

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Anonymous January 31, 2019 at 4:34 pm

Cause of death please, or it didn’t happen.

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