Proceedings to distribute the estate began in March (07), under the guidance of his manager and cousin Anthony Gibson.
However, the mothers of two of Levert’s children – son Le Micah Levert, 17, and daughter Camryn Levert, 8 – have challenged Gibson’s status as executor, in part because of his role in writing the will.
Gibson planned to distribute the estate at Cuyahoga County Probate Court, Ohio, where the singer lived and spent most of his free time, but the mothers’ lawyers insist proceedings should take place in Geauga County in the state, where Levert once kept a home.
Steven Cox, acting on behalf of the two women, says, “We are met with a lot of resistance.” Levert, 40, died in November 2006 of an accidental prescription drug overdose.
In no time, you will find yourself singing and humming some of Howard’s biggest hits including “Come Share My Love” and the title song, “Love Under New Management.” RELATED: Teyonah Parris Visits ‘ESSENCE Live’ to Dish on Upcoming Miki Howard Biopic As for the film itself, actress Teyonah Parris () stars as Howard, first as the teenage daughter of gospel star Josephine Howard (played by Vanessa Bell Calloway) and later as a singer trying desperately to carve out a career.
Personal and professional highs include topping the charts, starting a family, marriage and even dating her occasional duet partner Gerald Levert.
And they're like, 'Oh, Todd is cool.'" Levert died from a fatal mix of prescription drugs in 2006, aged 40.
A battle over the estate of late R&B singer Gerald Levert has erupted between the star’s business manager and two women whose children he fathered.
“If you want to know what happens to a lot of our Black celebrities, watch my movie.
It’s Real Housewives of Atlanta favorite, former Xscape singer, Grammy Award winning songwriter, Kandi Buruss! Kandi is beautiful, smart, and driven, just like a a few other celebrity exes of Gerald’s, but we’ll only name singer Miki Howard now, since the others haven’t publicly confirmed it yet…LOL. She confirmed this in a recent interview: “Riley [her daughter] was 6 months old when I met Gerald [Levert] and we started dating.” She also later confirmed in a radio interview that they dated for about 2 years.
Kandi admittedly says she has maintained a very close relationship with some of Gerald’s family.
First of all, before you can do anything successfully, you’ve got to have love in your heart and I still have that. I told him, I said, ‘Gerald I’m gonna start off, I’m gonna get me a band and put it together ‘cause I wanna do some little things a little bit different than what the O’Jays do.
And as long as I got that, God’s going to keep on blessing me and there ain’t nothing they can do about it. How did that affect the process of making this album? I can never change the way I sound, so it’s gonna always sound like me and the O’Jays, but I can always do things that come from my heart.’ But (for this solo album) my nephew Ivan kept pushing me.