Levi Stubbs


Age: 72


Summary: baritone singer best known as lead vocalist and frontman of the R&B group the Four Tops whose voice drove such Motown classics as Reach Out (I'll Be There) and Baby I Need Your Loving when the Four Tops sold millions of records and performed for more than 40 years without a change in personnel, whom they signed with Motown Records in 1963 and produced 20 Top-40 hits over the next 10 years, including their 1965 hit I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) and 1966's Reach Out went to No. 1 on the Billboard pop chart, but who memorably provided the voice of Audrey II, the mysterious plant in the 1986 film version of the Broadway musical Little Shop of Horrors in a solo turn, in which his death leaves one surviving member of the original group Abdul "Duke" Fakir (original Four Tops members Lawrence Payton died of liver cancer in 1997 and Renaldo "Obie" Benson died of lung cancer in 2005).



Cause of Death: In his sleep


Born: June 6, 1936


Died: October 17, 2008


Location: Detroit, Michigan