Baltimore Sun reports that Otis “Damon” Harris died last week at age 62 after a 14-year fight against prostate cancer.
Harris became the lead vocalist for Motown’s The Temptations in 1971 when Eddie Kendricks left. Damon sang the lead on classic hits such as “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone,” “Take a Look Around” and “Masterpiece.” Since there was already another group member with the name Otis, he legally changed his stage name to Damon.
After winning three Grammy Awards with The Temptations between 1971 and 1975, Harris left to reform his old high school group called Impact.
He then came out with a solo album in 1978 called “Silk” before retiring from the music industry.
His family said it was 3 years ago where he entered into the hospital for remission of cancer in 2012 and unfortunately passed after being transferred to Joseph Richey Hospice in Seton Hill.