Staple Singers Co-Founder Pervis Staples’ Cause of Death is Uknown
Unfortunately, soul and gospel singer Pervis Staples’ cause of death has not been revealed after his heartbreaking death at 85.
Pervis Staples, a co-founding member of the legendary Staple Singers, has passed away on May 6, 2021, at 85. Adam Ayers, who is a member of Mavis Staples’ management team, announced the sad news on Wednesday.
According to reports, the legendary singer died at his home in Dolton, Illinois, on May 6, and the funeral services will be held on May 17 in Chicago.
His sister, Mavis Staples, said in a statement: “Pervis was one of a kind – comical and downright fly. He would want to be remembered as an upright man, always willing to help and encourage others. He was one of the good guys and will live on as a true Chicago legend.”
She added that her brother hung out with Sam Cooke, Jerry Butler, and Lou Rawls during his youth. “He liked to think of this period of his life as setting the stage for all that he wanted to do in life. Some of Pervis’ best friends as a youngster included Sam Cooke, Lou Rawls, and Jerry Butler,” she said. “Pervis and the guys would stand under the lamp posts in the summertime singing doo-wop songs.”
It is a sad time for Staples’ family and fans. His death has brought so many tears to many fans while he made many good memories with his tenor voice to millions of people over the past years. US day News mourns the loss of the legendary singer, and we ask you all to keep Pervis, his family, his friends, and all of his loved ones in your thoughts through this difficult time.
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Pervis Staples’ Cause of Death is Secret
While many fans want to know the details surrounding Pervis Staples’ cause of death, there isn’t any official report surrounding his death cause at this sad time. His heartbroken family also has not released any statement on his death just yet.
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Pervis Staples was born on November 18, 1935, in Drew, Mississippi. He and his family moved from Mississippi to Chicago for economic opportunities.
Along with his sisters, Pervis learned gospel songs from his father, and shortly, Roebuck “Pops” Staples formed the Staple Singers with his children Cleotha, Pervis, Mavis, and Yvonne in 1948. Pervis sang gospel songs with his father and three sisters in Chicago churches. They later transitioned into the pop-driven sounds of soul and R&B.
The group signed their first professional contract in 1952 and began recording memorable songs including; “If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again,” “So Soon,” “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” and “Uncloudy Day” in the 1950s.
They are best known for their notable hits such as “I’ll Take You There,” “Respect Yourself,” “Let’s Do It Again,” and “If You’re Ready (Come Go with Me).”
Pervis left the band before their biggest successes. His sister, Mavis, described Pervis’s departure as an effort to prove himself outside his father’s shadow. “He had been in the army, and he was standing up for himself as a man. Pervis just got tired of only being thought of as Daddy’s son,” Mavis said.
The group was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, and they won a Grammy lifetime achievement award in 2005.
Staple Singers group is now survived only by Mavis Staples, after Pops passed away in 2000, Cleotha in 2013, and Yvonne died in 2018 following a battle with colon cancer. Pervis leaves behind his six children, seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.