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