Dennis Edwards, lead singer of the legendary group The Temptation has died. His death has been confirmed by his family, but the cause of death has not been revealed. The singer died Thursday night at Mercy Hospital in Chicago, he was 74-years-old
Via TMZ — Edwards sang Grammy-winning songs for the Motown icons like “Papa was a Rollin’ Stone” and “Cloud Nine” … along with hits like “Ball of Confusion” and “I Can’t Get Next to You.”
Although Dennis was on-again, off-again with the group in the late ’70s and ’80s as the lineup changed frequently…. he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 with The Temptations.
Edwards — a native of Detroit — took over lead singer duties from David Ruffin in 1968 and continued The Temptations run of smash hits.
His 75th birthday would have been on Saturday. We’re told the cause of death has not yet been determined.
Dennis was 74.
Check out some of the heartfelt messages from friends below.
Very sad to learn of the passing of our brother, Dennis Edwards. He is now at peace, and our love and prayers go out to his family. We acknowledge his extraordinary contribution to The Temptations legacy, which lives on in the music. Temptations Forever~Otis Williams pic.twitter.com/ru7XZe0OJg
— Temptations (@Temptsofficial) February 2, 2018
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