CHICAGO (CBS) — Dennis Edwards, the lead singer of the Temptations, died from complications of meningitis, the Cook County Medical Examiner said Friday.
The manner of death was natural.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Illinois: Positivity Rate Hits Three-Week Low, Hospitalizations Down Three Days In A Row
Chicago police were investigating an allegation of domestic abuse filed just weeks before Edwards died.
Edwards, 74, died last month and he had been ill for months. He suffered a stroke last year in St. Louis, and had come to Chicago for rehab.READ MORE: Appeals Court Rules Markham Mayor Roger Agpawa Ineligible To Hold Public Office
Police said at the time that is was unclear whether Edwards’ death was connected to a domestic violence allegation. The report was filed on Jan. 8, and alleged Edwards was the victim of domestic violence in December.
CBS 2 Investigator Brad Edwards obtained the order of protection that alleged Edwards’ wife, Brenda, tried to suffocate him by holding his head facedown on a bed.MORE NEWS: Skydeck Chicago At Willis Tower Reopens Friday
“It’s untrue,” Brenda told CBS 2 at the time of Edwards’ death, further saying that there was “never” any abuse in their relationship.