Patti LaBelle says Luther Vandross never came out because he "didn't want to upset the world"

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Patti LaBelle visited Watch What Happens Live on Tuesday and during the after-show, she discussed why her friend, singer Luther Vandross never came out. Vandross, who died in 2005, never publicly commented on in his sexual orientation. LaBelle explained his decision, “We we talked about it. Basically, he did not want his mother to be- although she might have known, but he wasn’t going to come out and say this to the world.”

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