Singer-songwriter Kenny Rankin dies at 69

Tuesday, June 9, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT

LOS ANGELES — Kenny Rankin, a brilliant pop vocalist and highly regarded musician-songwriter whose stylings ranged from jazz to pop to the world music influences he picked up as a child in New York, has died of complications related to lung cancer, his record company announced Monday. He was 69.