Ephraim Lewis was a British R&B singer from Wolverhampton (near Birmingham). He was born in 1968 and died in violent and mysterious circumstances in Los Angeles 26 years later after having released just one album: Skin. He was in the middle of recording new material with Los Angeles producer Glen Ballard. Seven songs were ultimately recorded with Ballard before Lewis took his own life by jumping off of a balcony at the Argyle Hotel. Just a few hours earlier, Lewis had finished the vocals on one of his new songs.
There is an unofficial website with more information about his work and life: