The 39 year old R&B singer died at the Lutheran Hospital from natural causes last night. He was transported to the hospital from the Cuyahoga County Jail. He was being held there on charges of not paying child support.
The Sean Levert death comes as a big surprise considering his age. The crazy thing is that his brother Gerald Levert died in in 2006 at the age of 40. There is not any evidence of foul play involved considering both of them died at such a young age. Shawn levert and Gerald Levert formed the band “LeVert” back in 1984.
Sean Levert had been sentenced to 22-months in prison for not paying child support. Sean owes $85,427.68 in back support for his three children - ages 11, 15 and 17.
I don't agree with jail time for non-child support payments. With All the crime in the United States how many cells a year do we waste on dead beat dads? I wonder is it really worth locking a man or woman up for for a year or two as a form of puishment? It offers no retributuion to the child and what does the state gain from is incarceration, a check? Why not community service, house arrest and if they don't get it then, lock him or her up.