R&B SENSATION JESSE POWELLDEAD

JESSE POWELLDEAD AT 51

His sister, Tamara, broke the sad news Tuesday night on IG

but did not reveal a cause of death.

She wrote ... "It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved son,

Jesse loved music and he especially loved his fans who supported him throughout his career.

Jesse loved music and he especially loved his fans who supported him throughout his career.