- Local News

via FirstLadyB: Yvonne Staples, a longtime member of the Staple Singers, died on Tuesday at age 80. The cause of death was colon cancer, according to The New York Times. Yvonne Staples died at her home in Chicago, according to family friend Bill Carpenter. Ms. Staples began singing with her family’s act in 1971 and performed on some […]

- Daily Praise

  Cleotha ‘Cleedi’ Staples, a founding member of the pioneering folk-gospel group, The Staple Singers, has died at the age of 78. She had gracefully battled Alzheimer’s disease for the last decade and passed away peacefully at her Chicago home on the morning of February 21, 2013. Staples was born April 11, 1934 in Drew, […]