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R&B/gospel singer David Peaston has died at the age of 54. So far there are very few details concerning the cause of his death. According to his Facebook page he died Wednesday.

Singer Cheryl Pepsii Riley had this to say about her friend…

David Peaston and I were, in the beginning, the only secular artists doing Gospel traveling plays. Back then there were just about 4 shows out so they stayed out a long time. I met David doing the show “Momma Don’t”. We ended up doing several shows together after that and were official Road Dawgs! I Soooooooooo Loved this Man with the Hearty Laugh, Great Sense of Humor, That Incredible Voice, and He was The Most Amazing Friend!!! This hurts so much. He had a Gift that commanded the Room. David will be sorely missed. My Condolences go out to His Beautiful Wife and Children and All the Many Friends and Fans His Presence has Touched and Blessed.”

Peaston won a Soul Train Music Award in 1990 for Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist. He’s mostly known for the singles, “Two Wrongs (Don’t Make it Right)” and “Can I?”

In the late 1980s, the St. Louis native and former schoolteacher, won several competitions on Showtime at the Apollo. He managed to woo the audience with a powerful rendition of “God Bless the Child.”

Peaston was diagnosed with diabetes and had both legs amputated. Let’s keep his fam in our prayers.

via BlackMediaScoop