The Temptations Richard Street dies aged 70

The Temptations Richard Street has died aged 70. Street, who was a member of the Motown group for 25 years after joining the band in the early 1970's as Paul Williams' replacement, passed away early yesterday morning (February 27) in Las Vegas of a pulmonary embolism.

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The Temptations Richard Street has died aged 70.

Street, who was a member of the Motown group for 25 years after joining the band in the early 1970’s as Paul Williams’ replacement, passed away early yesterday morning (February 27) in Las Vegas of a pulmonary embolism.

Before joining the The Temptations, Street worked various jobs at Motown record, working in the label’s quality control department, recording with his group The Monitors and filling in for an unwell Paul Williams.USA Today, Street had been ill during the past year and was close to completing an autobiography about his life and his music career. He is survived by his wife Cynthia Street, along with their two sons and two daughters.

Street’s death follows that of former bandmate Damon Harris, who died aged 62 last week (February 18). Harris, who joined the legendary soul group around the same time as Street, died at the Joseph Richey Hospice after finally losing his 14-year battle with prostate cancer.

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