(RNN) - Dennis Edwards, who sang on some of the Temptations biggest hits, died Friday in Chicago at 74, just one day before his 75th birthday, the singer's manager said.
His distinctive vocals fueled such songs as "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone," “Cloud Nine and "I Can't Get Next to You.”
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— Rev Jesse Jackson Sr (@RevJJackson) February 2, 2018
R.I.P. Dennis Edwards one of my favorites in the industry. Good Soul ???? Great Artist !!!! pic.twitter.com/K6k8mkY5Iq— MC HAMMER (@MCHammer) February 2, 2018
Edwards briefly married singer Ruth Pointer in 1977. The next year, they welcomed their daughter, Issa Pointer, who also became a singer.
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