The Temptations lead singer Dennis Edwards dead at 74

The Temptations singer Dennis Edwards dies one day before his 75th birthday
Dennis Edwards of The Temptations has died

03 February, 2018

Dennis Edwards has died at the age of 74 in Chicago.

CBS Chicago confirmed that the legendary singer died in Chicago, per his family.

In 1977, Edwards was sacked from the Temptations by Williams and he attempted a solo career but, when the group, who had left Motown, returned to the label in 1980, Edwards was brought back in.

Dennis was about to celebrate his 75th birthday tomorrow.

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"My uncle Dennis Edwards passed away this morning", Edwards' nephew Jason Quebec posted on Facebook Friday.

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"He is above #CloudNine, going higher", Jackson tweeted, dropping a reference to The Temptations' 1968 hit track - the first of their singles to include Edwards in the lineup.

The Alabama-born singer joined the group when they fired David Ruffin and his gritty vocals helped propel the group to greater chart success. In 2013, the singer was handed a Lifetime Achievement Grammys together with his band.

The musician then rejoined The Temptations by 1987 for two more years.

Before joining the Temptations, Edwards sang in the Countours, years after their big hit, "Do You Love Me", but that allowed him to get the attention of Motown founder Berry Gordy. The Temptations lead singer Dennis Edwards has passed away. He also had minor hits as a solo artist, but he was forever linked to the Temptations.

Edwards, with the other members of The Temptations, was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.

In 1977, he split with the group and pursued a solo career, releasing three albums.

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