William Guest


Age: 74

R&B singer and original member of Gladys Knight & the Pips who had performed throughout the lifespan of the Grammy-winning group from 1953 to 1989 singing background vocals on hits such as I Heard It Through the Grapevine and Midnight Train to Georgia (Gladys Knight & the Pips were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 and the Apollo Hall of Fame in 2006), who formed a production company along with another member, the late Edward Patten (d. 2005) after the group disbanded and later was chief executive officer of Crew Records.

Cause of Death: Congestive heart failure

Born: July 2, 1941

Died: December 24, 2015

Detroit, Michigan