Former Temptations lead singer Dennis Edwards dies at 74

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CHICAGO – Dennis Edwards, the former lead singer of The Temptations, died Thursday, according to multiple media reports. He was 74.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Edwards’ wife said the singer died at a hospital in Chicago of complications from meningitis.

Edwards, an Alabama native, joined The Temptations in 1968. He ventured into a solo career in 1984 with “Don’t Look Any Further.”

The crooner was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.

Edwards would have turned 75 on Saturday.

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