Four Tops’ Renaldo “Obie” Benson dies of cancer
Renaldo “Obie” Benson, a member of Motown singing group the Four Tops, has died, aged 69.

The singer died in a Detroit hospital on Friday from lung cancer. He was diagnosed after having a leg amputated due to circulation problems.

The Four Tops sold 50 million records and had hits including Reach Out (I’ll be There) and I Can’t Help Myself.

The only surviving original members are Levi Stubbs and Abdul “Duke” Fakir. Lawrence Payton died in 1997.

Fakir said Benson had “enjoyed every moment of his life”.

“He put a smile on everyone’s face, including my own, “ he said.

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