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Otis ‘Damon’ Harris, 62, Temptations member sang ‘Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone’

Otis 'Damon' Harris sang Temptations' 'PapWas Rollin' Stone'

Otis "Damon" Harris sang on the Temptations' "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone"

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Updated: March 27, 2013 6:26AM

BALTIMORE — Otis “Damon” Harris, a former member of the Motown group The Temptations, has died of prostate cancer. He was 62.

Chuck Woodson, a cousin serving as family spokesman, confirmed that Mr. Harris died at a Baltimore hospice last week.

Mr. Harris performed with the celebrated Motown act The Temptations from 1971 to 1975 and sang on hits including “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” and “Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are).”

Woodson says joining the Temptations was “the realization of a dream” for Mr. Harris.

Mr. Harris formed a new group after leaving the Temptations and later released solo recordings.

Woodson says that in his final years, Mr. Harris established a cancer foundation that was still in its early stages when he became ill. Mr. Harris also became a strong advocate for prostate cancer screening.


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