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Recalling Tragic Death & Life Events Of Ann D. Sanders

Ann D. Sanders was no one other than the sister of American singer and songwriter Luther Vandross. Let’s read further about Ann, her life, death, her brother Luther, his success, career, and much more.

Short Bio

Ann was born on 24 July 1944 in New York City, United States. She was the daughter of Mary Ida Vandross Luther Vandross, Sr. Her zodiac sign is Leo. She was an actress by profession. She has a total of three siblings named Luther, Patricia, and Charles Anthony Vandross.

Notable Works

Ann was an actress by profession in Hollywood. Following is the list of her notable works.

  1. Raising the Heights, and
  2. Straight Out of Brooklyn.


Ann died in 1999. The reason for her death is a mystery and it is not disclosed by her children or her brother.

Reason For Being Famous?

Ann is famous among the netizens as well as the public. She was famous because she was an actress and the sister of singer Luther. She used to live in the limelight, media, and public. Besides being a famous actor, she was the sister of Luther, a famous singer and he also used to live in the limelight and media so the media and limelight got attracted to her as well. So this is the reason why she is so famous among the netizens as well as the public.

Ann’s Brother: Luther

Ann’s brother Luther was born on 20 April 1951 in New York City, USA. His parents are Mary Ida Vandross and Luther Vandross, Sr. He attended William Howard Taft High School. Later, he graduated from Western Michigan University.

When he was in high school, he founded a fan club named Patti LaBelle. He was a member of a theater workshop, Listen My Brother. He appeared in the singles “Only Love Can Make a Better World” and “Listen to My Brother”. He worked for Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway. His genres in music are R&B, Soul, Pop, and Disco. He was a backing vocalist as well. He has featured in the songs of artists like Roberta Flack, Donny Hathaway, Todd Rundgren, Judy Collins, Chaka Khan, Bette Midler, Diana Ross, David Bowie, Ben E. King, Stevie Wonder, and Donna Summer.

His debut album was Never Too Much released in 1981. He is famous for songs like Never Too Much, Here and Now, Any Love, Power of Love/Love Power, I Can Make It Better, and For You to Love. His famous duets are The Closer I Get to You, Endless Love, and The Best Things in Life Are Free. Album So Amazing: An All-Star Tribute to Luther Vandross is a tribute to him which was released after his death.

Luther died on 1 July 2005 at JFK Medical Center in Edison, New Jersey. He died at the age of 54. He died due to a heart attack. Moreover, he was suffering from hypertension and diabetes. His funeral was conducted on 8 July 2005 at Riverside Church. He was buried at the George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus, New Jersey.


Ann was an actress and a loving sister. She started her career as an actress but due to some reason, she left the world very early. Moreover, she supported her brother in her career and loved him very much.