Prayers up the family of Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds. His brother Melvin Edmonds, who was in the group After 7, passed away. He was 65 years old.
A stroke occurs when blood flow to an area of the brain is cut off, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explains. It’s often described as a brain attack. Brain cells die when they are starved of oxygen.
Approximately 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke each year, making it the fifth leading cause of death for Americans. For African-Americans, however, the risk of having a first stroke is nearly twice as high compared to whites. Blacks also suffer the highest rate of death due to stroke. A stroke also occurs earlier in life for African-Americans compared to other racial and ethnic groups, according to the National Stroke Association.
Melvin was the co-founder of After 7, which included the hits After 7 “Can’t Stop,” “Ready or Not” and “Heat of the Moment.” See a live performance below:
People have been giving their condolences on Twitter.
Journalist Ed Gordon wrote, “Sorry to hear of the passing of Melvin Edmonds.
@After7Music is one of my favorite groups. His extraordinary voice will be missed. My best to his family.”
Rest in power, Melvin Edmonds.
Jesse Jackson Demands ‘Justice Now’ At EJ Bradford’s Moving Funeral Ceremony
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#GalleriaShooting#Funeral— Patrick Karl Thomas (@PatThomasNews) December 1, 2018
Reverand Jesse Jackson is now at the podium quoting scripture and also says, “We will have the tape made public.” Rev. Jackson is referring to any video evidence pertaining to EJ Bradford’s death that @ALEAprotects is currently investigating @abc3340. pic.twitter.com/jDrbtBw5MH
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More than 1,000 people arrived in person at the 'homegoing celebration' black US soldier Emantic 'EJ' Bradford, Jr, 21, who was murdered by police | Daily Mail Online https://t.co/zfFAZj2eyv— S. M. (@skynfuel) December 2, 2018