Singer Terry Huff Dies; Bobby Womack Diagnosed with Alzheimers
1/4/2013, 12:12 p.m.
Terry Huff,65, the emotive lead singer of the D.C. soul group Special Delivery and creator of the hit recording, "I Destroyed Your Love," has died after a long battle with colon cancer.
For an artist who only released one album, The Lonely One, as part of Special Delivery, Huff set a permanent place for himself in soul music history. Sadly, his life after the group split was largely one of disappointment, dependency and illness.
Originally called Act 1, the group Special Delivery was a rotating bunch of Washington D.C.-based singers that had a brief moment in the spotlight in 1976. The group had had a minor hit in the UK, but it was the introduction of lead singer, former DC cop Terry Huff, that brought the act to its zenith. A memorial concert was reportedly slated for Friday, Jan. 4 in D.C.
Legndary R&B singer Bobby Womack has reportedly been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. This is the latest and most devastating of several illnesses that have plagued Womack over the past several years, and follows last year's diagnosis of colon cancer. According to Yahoo! Entertainment, Womack informed the public via a BBC interview that the diagnosis came "after he began having difficulty remembering his songs and the names of people he's worked with."
(Source: Soul Tracks)