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It was confirmed on Saturday that Otis 'Damon' Harris, a member of the legendary group The Temptations died on February 18 from a long, hard battle of prostate cancer.
According to Baltimore Sun, Harris was 62 years old when he died. He was battling cancer for 14 years and spent the last three months in the hospital. Last week he was transferred to the Joseph Richey Hospice in Seton Hill, Maryland where he passed away.
He was said to have been in remission until three years ago by family spokesman Chuck Woodson. Harris had to be moved to the hospital in November because the cancer had gotten worse.
The Baltimore native founded the Damon Harris Cancer Foundation in 2001 after being diagnosed with cancer at age 47,Reuters reports.
The great Motown singer joined The Temptations in 1971 when he was 21 years old, which resulted in much success. He became a three-time Grammy winner and is well-known for songs such as “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone.”
Harris will always be remembered as one of the great singers in one of the greatest Motown groups in the 70s.