Yvonne Staples, Key Member Of Hit-Making Staple Singers, Dies At 80 From Colon Cancer
It’s a sad day for all the fans of the Staple Singers. On April 10, one of its longtime members, Yvonne Staples, has passed away at 80 from colon cancer.
The group was formed in 1948 by one the Staples patriarch, Roebuck "Pops". Initially, its band members were "Pops" and his children - Pervis, Mavis, and Cleotha. But after Pervis was drafted for the Vietnam War, Yvonne joined to sing baritone.