Motown Singer Dies

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Four Tops lead singer Levi Stubbs, Jr., died Fridayat his home in Detroit after a long series io illnesses -- including cancer and a stroke -- that forced him to stop performing in 2000.

Funeral arrangements are pending for Stubbs, who is survived by Clineice, his wife of 48 years, and five children.

Stubbs' death leaves Abdul "Duke" Fakir as the Tops' only living member from the original quartet, which formed in 1954 as the Four Aims and signed with Motown nine years later. Laurence Payton passed away in 1997, and Renaldo "Obie" Benson died in 2005.

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