Temptations Singer Ali-Ollie Woodson Dies
Former Temptations lead singer Ali-Ollie Woodson passed away over the weekend after a prolonged cancer battle, the Associated Press reports. Woodson died on Sunday, May 30th at the age of 58.
The native Detroit musician signed on with the legendary Motown act in 1984, replacing Dennis Edwards. Woodson's run with the group lasted until 1986, though he would again join the lineup two years later in 1988 and remain with the Temptations until 1996.
Woodson's contributions were an important piece of the group's history, and his songs, such as "Treat Her Like a Lady," "Sail Away" and "Lady Soul" helped bring the Temptations to a new generation of R&B fans. The singer enjoyed considerable success following his tenure with the group, and embarked on a solo career that included a tour with Aretha Franklin, a handful of acting opportunities and a solo album, Never Give Up, that was released last year.