Pops Staples

 

 

Age: 85

 

Summary: patriarch of the family band The Staples Singers that fused gospel, blues, and soul throughout the 1970's and 1980's.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from an accidental fall

 

Born: December 28, 1914

 

Died: December 19, 2000

 

Location: Dolton, Illinois