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R.I.P.: 'Temptations' Lead Singer Dennis Edwards Has Passed Away

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Dennis Edwards, the voice behind "Papa Was A Rolling Stone" and many other classics, has died just one day short of his 75th birthday. We have the full story inside. 

One of our music legends has passed away after reportedly battling health issues.

Dennis Edwards, the lead man of the Temptations for several years, died this morning in a Chicago hospital. The Detroit native recenty suffered from Meningitis, a stroke and pneumonia.

Dennis replaced David Ruffin and became the front man of the Temptations from the late '60s through most of the '70s. He was also in the group from 1968 to 1976, 1980 to 1984 and 1987 to 1989. In the mid-1980s, he attempted a solo career and rode out some volatile group changes in between.

Donnie Simpson and The Temptations gave details on his passing saying:

Plenty of rappers and R&B artists sample Dennis' work, and his influence on music won't be forgotten.

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Dennis and the Temptations attended the NMAAM 2016 Black Music in August 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.

R.I.P.

 

Photos: Getty

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