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No criminal conduct found in RnB singer's death

Prosecutors conclude Sean Levert died of a lung disease

Prosecutors investigating the death of RnB singer Sean Levert determined yesterday (September 16) that there was no criminal conduct involved in his death.

The 39-year-old singer died in March following a medical emergency in an Ohio county jail where he had been serving a sentence for failing to pay child support, as previously reported.

Levert's widow, Angela Lowe, filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit in June, accusing county jail officials of neglecting his medical needs.

However, in the latest investigation, prosecutor Bill Mason ruled out criminal conduct after his office reviewed an internal investigation conducted by the sheriff's department, reports the Associated Press.

A coroner determined that Levert died from complications relating to sarcoidosis, an inflammatory lung disease. He also said that the singer suffered from heart disease, high blood sugar and withdrawal from Xanax.

Levert and his brother Gerald Levert performed together in the band LeVert in the 1980s, putting out hits including 'Baby I'm Ready' and 'Casanova'.

His father fronted the popular Philadelphia RnB band The O'Jays.

--By our Los Angeles staff.
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