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R.I.P. Richard Street Of The Temptations

Richard Street

Richard Street

The Associated Press announced that that former Temptation member Richard Street has passed away this week.  Street’s wife told the AP that he died at on Wednesday at a Las Vegas hospital after enduring what had been described as “a short illness.”  Street joined the Temptations in the mist of, what turned out to be several line up changes in the 1970s.  He moved with the group from their native Detroit when their famed label Motown relocated to Los Angeles.  He continued to work as part of the Temptations until the mid-1990s.

Funeral arrangements are still currently “incomplete,” but are expected to be held next week in Cypress, California.  His wife Cindy was quoted saying that her husband “was a really good person”, and that she hopes that he’ll be remembered for his work with the Temptations.  Richard Street was 70 years old.  Rest in peace Richard.  Thank you for the music.