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MOTOWN RECORDS L.P. AND BERRY GORDY ISSUE STATEMENT REGARDING THE PASSING OF FORMER TEMPTATION EDDIE KENDRICKS

 MOTOWN RECORDS L.P. AND BERRY GORDY ISSUE STATEMENT
 REGARDING THE PASSING OF FORMER TEMPTATION EDDIE KENDRICKS
 HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Motown Records and Berry Gordy:
 Motown Records has a long and lustrous history of developing and creating superstars. One such star who shined so brightly was Eddie Kendricks. He possessed one of the most recognizable tenor voices in R&B music as lead for the legendary Temptations. His passing is a great loss to the Motown Family and the world. Our sincerest condolences to his family.
 We at Motown are proud that 14 years after he left Motown, he is still best remembered as a Motown artist.
 Jheryl Busby, president/chief executive officer, commented, "Though I didn't know Eddie Kendricks personally, when I inherited the legacy of Motown, I inherited a bond to all that was Motown, he will be sorely missed."
 Motown founder Berry Gordy, saddened by the news of Eddie's death said, "He had style, grace, and elegance -- quiet, yet fiercely independent.
 "He did what he loved best until he couldn't do it anymore. He was, is, and will always be a Temptation and a Motown star. We will miss him."
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 /CONTACT: Michael Mitchell of Motown, 213-468-3553/ CO: Motown Records ST: California IN: ENT SU:


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