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Bobbie Smith Of The Spinners Dies At 76

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Bobbie Smith, the original lead singer of the Spinners, has passed away at the age of 76, following complications from pneumonia related to a lung cancer diagnosis he was given in November.

Smith's voice can be heard on the band's first hit, "That's What Girls Are Made For." Other hits included "It's a Shame," "Could It Be I'm Falling in Love" and the Dionne Warwick collab, "Then Came You."

The Spinners got started in high school when Smith was joined by his pals Bill Henderson, Pervis Jackson and Henry Fambrough — the last, who is the only living member, offered a remembrance to BET:

"Bobby was a regular, down-to-earth, good-natured person, the kind of guy who'd give you his shirt. And ever since I've known him, he was just a natural showman."

Bobby will be buried next week in his hometown of Detroit.

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