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...