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The Temptations bass player Kerry Turman dies after show

Associated Press logo Associated Press 4/26/2017

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Kerry Turman, a longtime bassist for Motown group The Temptations, has died after a performance in Missouri. He was 59.

The coroner in Cape Girardeau County says Turman was found dead early Sunday at his hotel in Cape Girardeau, about 100 miles south of St. Louis.

Turman had performed with The Temptations since the 1980s. The band is currently touring with the Beach Boys and performed Saturday night in Cape Girardeau.

Coroner John Clifton says an initial autopsy indicates Turman died of natural causes. The full autopsy report won't be available for several weeks.

The group posted information about Turman's death on its Twitter and Facebook accounts, saying: "The Temptations lost a dear member of our family, as bass player Kerry Turman has passed away. ... Rest In Peace, much love, much respect."

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