Hundreds of people gathered for a memorial over the weekend in Detroit for Motown legend Dennis Edwards.
The Grammy-winning singer and former member of the Temptations died Feb. 1 in Chicago. The remembrance was hosted by the Little Rock Baptist Church on Woodward and many fellow Motown singers and producers attended, detroitnews.com reports.
We are celebrating the life of a legacy,” said Rev. Dr. Jim Holley, who officiated the service. “You can’t have a full funeral for Dennis Edwards without having a service in Detroit. He really preached his own funeral.”
Edwards two days shy of his 75th birthday, died at Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center. His death has been attributed to complications from meningitis but a spokeswoman for the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said Edwards’ death is under investigation by Chicago police and that the official cause and manner are pending.
“In his career, Edwards had 14 gold records, seven Grammy’s, six platinum records and was honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.”
Several Motown artists were in attendance, including members of The Contours, The Miracles and The Velvelettes.
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