Bing Search

Music News

©Getty/ Otis "Damon" Harris
© Getty/ Otis "Damon" Harris
Temptations singer Otis 'Damon' Harris dies


The Temptations singer Otis "Damon" Harris has died at the age of 62. The singer passed away at the Joseph Richey Hospice in Baltimore Monday after a 14-year battle with prostate cancer.

Bing: Check out videos of the Temptations performing

Harris joined the hit R&B group in 1971, aged 21, following the departure of original member Eddie Kendricks, and sang lead vocals on some of the band's biggest tracks, including "Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)," "Take a Look Around," "Masterpiece" and "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone," which won The Temptations three Grammy Awards.

He left the band in 1975, and went on to release several disco songs with his group Impact before retiring from music.

After he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in the 1990s, he set up the The Damon Harris Cancer Foundation in 2001 to raise awareness of the disease among African-American men.

Feb 26, 2013 1:53AM

Rest in peace, Otis
You will always be remembered for your event about the music, it will forever be immortalized. I have always and will always keep The Temptations and the heat as the group's music has really a lot of people around here on earth. You will be missed.

Feb 25, 2013 7:21AM

god bless him,you never know when its your turn,god is in control he makes us and takes us. 

Feb 25, 2013 6:17AM
RIP Otis! You may have left us, but your music will live forever. You will truly be missed!

Feb 25, 2013 5:59AM
I loved the Temptations.  Beautiful and soulful music.  Rest in peace, Mr. Harris.  Heaven has just gotten an additional soulful voice. Condolences to his family and friends.

Please help us to maintain a healthy and vibrant community by reporting any illegal or inappropriate behavior. If you believe a message violates theCode of Conductplease use this form to notify the moderators. They will investigate your report and take appropriate action. If necessary, they report all illegal activity to the proper authorities.
100 character limit
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
more on msn music
Miranda Lambert/Pharrell Williams/Janelle Monae
See highlights from this summers' biggest current tours and festivals
Ed Sheeran: From touring with Taylor to a single with Pharrell, British troubadour navigates to pop's mainstream
Most memorable BET moments: Check out six highlights from the 2014 awards' nearly four hour event
Courtney on Kurt: His widow and Hole front woman reveals Cobain was "desperate" to achieve rock stardom
Prince reigns: The funk-rock-pop wizard reveals another full-length set ready to roll out for fans