The Temptations

The Temptations: (L-R) Richard Street, Melvin Franklin, Otis Williams, Dennis Edwards and Damon Harris.

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Former Motown vocalist Richard Street, a member of the Temptations for 25 years, has died. He was 70. Street's wife, Cindy, says her husband died early Wednesday at a hospital in Las Vegas after a short illness.

"He was really fighting for his life," the singer's widow told CNN. "He's a fighter. They're dancing up there in heaven, him and Damon," she added. "I'm in disbelief right now."

He is the second former member of the singing group to die this month after Otis "Damon" Harris passed away Feb. 18 following a lengthy cancer battle.

Street sang as a young man with Temptations members Otis Williams and Melvin Franklin, but didn't join the famed Motown group until the early 1970s. He later made the move from his native Detroit to Los Angeles with other Motown acts and stayed with the group until the mid-1990s.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete, but Cindy Street expects services to be held sometime next week in Cypress, Calif.

She says her husband "was a really good person" who should be remembered for his work with theTemptations.