Sean Levert’s Widow Settles Case

A judge has awarded the widow of R&B singer Sean Levert a $4 million settlement over his 2008 death.

Levert, the son of The O’Jays lead vocalist Eddie Levert, was a member of the R&B trio LeVert along with his older brother Gerald. In 1995 Sean released his only solo album, Other Side.

The singer was jailed at the Cuyahoga County Jail in Cleveland March 24, 2008, for failing to pay nearly $90,000 in child support. He died in jail six days later after being denied his prescribed anti-anxiety medication Xanax.

According to Cleveland’s WKYC-TV, jail security cameras caught “disturbing images” of the singer strapped to a chair suffering from withdrawal.

The coroner’s report said withdrawal from the medication contributed to Levert’s death.

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The settlement was reached late Wednesday between Cuyahoga County and a jail medical services contractor.

“No amount of money will bring my husband back,” Angela Lowe, Levert’s widow, told WKYC-TV. “I believe the county and staff were fair to my family. Now I must move on and take care of my sons.”

The station noted that Lowe plans to speak with state lawmakers about passing “Sean’s Law,” which would “create a uniform standard for administering prescription drugs to inmates in jails across Ohio.”

Click here for the WKYC-TV story.