Grammy award-winning singer and member of The Temptations Dennis Edwards has died, his wife, Brenda Edwards, confirmed to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Edwards was 74 years old.
His wife told the Post that the Motown legend died at a Chicago area hospital after suffering complications related to meningitis.
“My uncle Dennis Edwards passed away this morning,” Edwards’ nephew, Jason Quebec, posted on social media Friday. “Please keep my family in prayer.”
Edwards was born in Fairfield, Alabama on February 3, 1943, near Birmingham. He was a Lifetime Achievement recipient in 2013.
The Temptations were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989. The band’s best-known hits include “Papa was a Rollin’ Stone,” “Ain’t no Mountain High Enough,” “My Girl” and “I Can’t Get Next to You.”
Saturday would have been the singer’s 75th birthday.
Dennis Edwards, former lead, singer of the #Temptations. I went to visit him at @RushMedical. He slept away. In his life he inspired millions around the world. We shall all remember him. So talented. He is above #CloudNine, going higher. RIP my brother beloved. pic.twitter.com/yg888HnOWz
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