Pop and Rock Star Deaths in 2018

The Temptations, circa late-’60s: (from left) Otis Williams, Melvin Franklin, Eddie Kendricks, Paul Williams and Dennis Edwards

Dennis Edwards

Band: The Temptations

Position: lead singer

Died: Feb. 2

Cause of death: undisclosed

Age: 74

Distinctions: After replacing David Ruffin in 1968, he was featured on such hits as "Cloud Nine" (No. 6, 1968), "Runaway Child, Running Wild" (No. 6, 1968), "I Can't Get Next to You" (No. 1, 1969), "Psychedelic Shack" (No. 7, 1970), "Ball of Confusion" (No. 3, 1970), "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" (No. 1, 1972) and "Shakey Ground" (No. 26, 1974).

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