Usher, the acclaimed R&B singer, delivered an emotional eulogy at the Celebration of Life service for the late drummer Aaron Spears. The service took place at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden Worship Center in Upper Marlboro, MD, last Friday. Spears tragically passed away on October 30, just days after his 47th birthday, from undisclosed causes.
In a video obtained by DailyMail.com, Usher started his heartfelt eulogy by expressing how much Spears meant to him. He spoke passionately about the impact the drummer had on his life and music career, referring to him as his hero. Usher vowed to always remember and honor his friend, carrying him in his thoughts wherever he performs.
Usher expressed his gratitude to Valdez Brantley, the musical director, for introducing him to Spears, affectionately known as "A Speezy". The singer shared fond memories of their time together and credited Spears for bringing their musical collaboration to new heights. He described the drummer as a guiding force who always supported and encouraged him.
Spears, a Grammy-nominated percussionist, had also worked with artists like Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, and more. His contributions to the music industry were acknowledged throughout the memorial service. Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and Prince muse Sheila E. were among the famous drummers who paid tribute to his memory.
Usher concluded his eulogy by urging everyone to appreciate their loved ones while they are still with them. He emphasized the importance of honoring and expressing gratitude to those who make a positive impact on our lives. Spears is survived by his wife Jessica Rae Dobson Spears and their nine-year-old son August Preston Spears.
As Usher grieves the loss of Aaron Spears, he is preparing to headline the Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show. He will also continue his Usher My Way: The Las Vegas Residency at Dolby Live inside Park MGM starting this Wednesday.