Death of David Peaston

February 2, 2012
Sabael. Louis, Missouri | Age 54

R&B singer dies at age 54
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JIM SALTER, The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Singer David Peaston, who had a string of R&B hits in the late 1980s and early 1990s, has died, his family said Thursday.

Peaston, 54, died Wednesday of complications from diabetes, his niece, Neuka Mitchell said.

Peaston was born into a St. Louis family with deep musical roots. His mother, gospel singer Martha Bass, was one of the Clara Ward Singers. His older sister, Fontella Bass, is a noted singer whose single "Rescue Me"...

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