Temptations Lose Another, Richard Street Dies At 70

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According to CNN.com Former Temptations member Richard Street has died, his widow told CNN Entertainment on Wednesday. The 70-year-old soul and R&B singer died early Wednesday at St. Rose Dominican Hospital in Las Vegas, Cindy Street said. Richard Street went to the hospital after suffering back pain and breathing difficulties Friday. At the hospital, doctors found a clot in his lung, she said.”He was really fighting for his life,” she said. “He’s a fighter.”

Sadly, Street was preceded in death by former Temptation, Damon Harris by only days. As Harris passed on February 18 in Baltimore. “They’re dancing up there in heaven, him and Damon,” Cindy Street said to CNN. “I’m in disbelief right now.”

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“He was part of black history. He was always proud of that. He sang on a lot of those classic songs: ‘Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone,’ ‘Hey Girl,’ ‘Heavenly,’ ‘Superstar,’ ‘Masterpiece.’”

Street is survived by his wife of seven years and four children: Richard “Ricky” Jr., Nicole, Brandy and Brandon.

Funeral services are tentatively scheduled for next week in Cypress, California, she said.

We’re sorry to hear of this loss and are very certain that Heaven’s choir just got a little bit more soulful. Our condolences to the family and friends of Richard Street.

RIP October 5, 1942 – February 27, 2013

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