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