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Motown hit group The Miracles lost another of its member this Sunday after Bobby Rogers died at age 73.
Born in 1940, Rogers was a founding member of The Miracles along with Smokey Robinson, Ronnie White, Pete Moore, and his cousin Claudette Rogers. He went on to help pen well known Motown favorites, including The Miracles “Going to a Go-Go,” as well as numbers performed by The Temptations, The Contours, and Marvin Gaye.
"Another soldier in my life has fallen," Robinson said, according to CNN. "Bobby Rogers was my brother and a really good friend. He and I were born on the exact same day in the same hospital in Detroit. I am really going to miss him. I loved him very much."
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, Rogers could not attend the ceremony due to having been ill for several years, according to the Associated Press.
"People always commented on the tall one with the glasses," Claudette Rogers said according to the Associated Press. "He was personable, approachable and he loved talking to the women, loved talking to the guys, loved to dance, loved to sing, loved to perform. That was the joy of his life."