Ira Tucker



Age: 83


Summary: lead singer of the gospel group The Dixie Hummingbirds known for his big vocal range and acrobatic stage antics who helped to propel gospel music toward a more emotive style but joined what became one of the longest-lasting groups in gospel music when he was 13 or 14 and never left.



Cause of Death: Heart failure


Born: May 17, 1925


Died: June 24, 2008


Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania