Cleotha Staples

 

 

Age: 78

 

Summary: gospel singer best known as the eldest of four sisters whose voice helped to create the distinctive sound of the influential gospel group The Staples Singers that had been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from Alzheimer's disease

 

Born: April 11, 1934

 

Died: February 21, 2013

 

Location: Chicago, Illinois