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BOBBY SMITH OF THE SPINNERS HAS DIED

 
Posted March 19th, 2013 @ 10:57am

Bobby Smith of The Spinners Dead at 76

ACCORDING TO BET.COM

Motown has lost another legend.

Bobby Smith, lead singer of Detroit group The Spinners, died on Saturday at age 76. Smith was diagnosed with lung cancer in November, and passed away after complications from pneumonia over the weekend.

Smith formed The Spinners in high school, along with Bill Henderson, Pervis Jackson and Henry Fambrough. Of the four original members, Fambrough is the only one surviving. He said today of his deceased friend and bandmate, "Bobby was a regular, down-to-earth, good-natured person, the kind of guy who’d give you his shirt. And ever since I’ve known him, he was just a natural showman."

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