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The Temptations Richard Street dies, aged 70

GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN: Richard Street

FORMER TEMPTATIONS star Richard Street has died aged 70, his wife has confirmed.

The Motown vocalist, who sang with Temptations members Otis Williams and Melvin Franklin in the 1950s but didn't join the group until 1971, died on Wednesday (Feb 27) at a hospital in Las Vegas after a short illness.

As part of the group, Street had number of hits including the Grammy award-winning song, Papa Was a Rollin' Stone.

His death comes only 10 days after his band mate, Otis 'Damon' Harris, who died on 18 February aged 62, after a 14 year battle with prostate cancer.

His wife, Cindy, told CNN: "They're dancing up there in heaven, him and Damon."

Street, born in Detroit, Michigan, went to hospital five days before he died, suffering from back pain and breathing difficulties. Doctors found he had a clot in a lung.

He is survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters.


HAPPIER TIMES: Richard Street (centre) with The Temptations

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