June 4, 2008
: CLEVELAND – (AP) The widow of R&B singer Sean Levert has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the county officials who were holding him in jail when he fell ill.
Levert, a member of the 1980s R&B trio LeVert and son of lead O’Jays singer Eddie Levert, died March 30th shortly after he was taken to a hospital.
His widow, Angela Lowe, filed a lawsuit Tuesday in federal court in Cleveland that accuses his jailers of showing disregard for his medical needs. Lowe and Levert’s estate are seeking unspecified damages.
A message seeking comment was left for Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason.
The county coroner has ruled that Levert, 39, died of natural causes.
Levert had just started serving a 22-month sentence for failure to pay child support.