Yvonne Staples Passes Away At 80

One part of the Staple Singers passed away today.

April 10, 2018

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Yvonne Staples of The Staple Singers has passed away at the age of 80.

The Chicago Sun Times reports she died at her home in South Shore.

Alongside her siblings Mavis, Pervis, Cleotha, and father Pops, The Staple Singers made more than thirty albums throughout their illustrious career and became cultural icons of Chicago.

She was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame alongside the rest of The Staple Singers in 1999.