Yvonne Staples, Member of the Staple Singers, Dead at 80 After Colon Cancer Battle

Yvonne Staples, a member of her family’s gospel group the Staple Singers, has died, according to multiple reports.

The singer died at her home in Chicago on Tuesday following a battle with colon cancer, which she was diagnosed with just two weeks ago, according to The Guardian. She was 80.

Bill Carpenter, a family friend, told the New York Times that Yvonne performed background vocals and served as the group’s business manager.

“She was very content in that role,” Carpenter...

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