I was surprised to find the eerie similarities between Gerald Levert‘s death and Heavy D.
Both had just come back from trips overseas, both were around the same age, both were carrying extra weight and both died of undiagnosed Pneumonia.
He proved so popular with the audience that he became a recurring character and then a series regular.
It wasn’t long before each episode featured an Urkel-focused storyline.
Harriette’s widowed sister, Rachel Crawford (Telma Hopkins), her young son Richie (Bryton James), and Carl’s mother Estelle (Rosetta Le Noire) live with them.
In the 12th episode, nerdy neighbor Steve Urkel (Jaleel White) was introduced and intended as a one-time only character.
You may not die trying to help others but the effort may kill you.
Gerald Levert worked so hard because he thought is was his job to help others.
Eddie Levert was born June 16, 1942 in Bessemer, Alabama.At the age of 6 Eddie moved to Canton, Ohio where he attended church regularly and joined the church choir and began his musical journey.As Eddie continued singing into his teenage years he became a recognized voice in the church choir, sang in school plays and performed regularly on a gospel radio show.Half of the album is devoted to sweeping ballads, like the single "Already Missing You" and "Don't Make Me Beg." The other half is full of funk workouts, including a smouldering cover of the O'Jays' "You Got Your Hooks in Me" featuring Walter Williams, the singer of the original, on lead. What holds Father and Son together the most is the love and respect between Gerald and Eddie Le Vert, which is evident by the way the two singers play off of each other. is one of the founders and lead singers of the legendary R&B group, The O' Jays.