Dennis Edwards, Former Temptations Lead Singer, Dies at 74

Mandatory Credit: Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock (9195855t) Dennis Edwards attends the 26th Annual Heroes and Legends Awards held at The Beverly Hills Hotel, in Beverly Hills, Calif 26th Annual Heroes and Legends Awards - Arrivals, Beverly Hills, USA - 27 Sep 2015

American Soul and R&B singer, and lead singer of The Temptations, Dennis Edwards has die. He died yesterday February 2nd in a Chicago hospital, just a day before his 75th birthday, after suffering a stroke. He had been battling with meningitis and pneumonia before his death.

Dennis Edwards was born in Fairfield, Alabama and began singing as a toddler in his father’s church. He joined the Temptations in 1968 and sang with the group from 1968 to 1976, 1980 to 1984 and 1987 to 1989. In the mid-1980s, he attempted a solo career, scoring a hit in 1984 with “Don’t Look Any Further”

In 1989, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the group.