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In the wake of Temptations’ frontman Dennis Edwards death, new abuse allegations have emerged against his wife, St. Louis Dispatch reports.

The 74-year-old died February 1st after complications with meningitis, but adult protective services investigators claim he was physically assaulted before his death by his wife, Brenda.

Details of the report claim Brenda attempted to suffocate Dennis by “holding his head facedown in bed,” and accused Brenda of taking his hearing aids out when he was “bed bound and immobile.”

Before Dennis’ death, an emergency protective order was granted against Brenda on Jan. 18th. Once Dennis passed, the order barring Brenda to have contact with him was cancelled.

In a statement, Brenda denied wrongdoing.  “I loved Dennis, and we were married for 18 years,” she said. “I would have never done anything to harm him. These allegations are false and defamatory and will be proven as such. Until this is all over, I have no further comment.”

The Chicago police confirmed that there is an open criminal investigation regarding the accusations.






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12 thoughts on “Was Dennis Edwards Abused By His Wife Before His Passing?

  1. I hope and pray that these these allegations against his wife is not true.. If they are, she deserves to be punished… How can you say that you love a person, and mistreat that person in such a cruel way, let alone your loved one… Always renember, “GOD” don’t like ugly.. What goes around, most definitely will come back around… Mr Edwards had one of the most greatest singing voices that I have ever heard… I still play all of the Temptations music till this day. You are in “GOD’S arms now, where no hurt harm or danger can touch you… You can sing and dance all you want to now.. You will surely be missed down here… R.I.P. MR DENNIS EDWARDS!!!

  2. Shanda Lee on said:

    Elder abuse has been on the rise for over 20 yrs, it’s sad how people own children abuse them let alone their spouses. Money makes people do cruel things. No one’s deserves to be mistreated when they are sick. RIP Mr. Edwards, the Temptations music has been a part of my life for decades Thank you for sharing your gift of music with the world.

  3. I will wait for the outcome. Money will make people do strange things, for a piece of change. I just pray Mr. Edward’s, didn’t suffer like that before he expired.. What’s done in the dark, will come to the light. Karma, is a real B…. H.

  4. specialt757 on said:

    Yeah, I’m going to wait, even though their is an uneasiness in the pit of my stomach hearing this. Money will make people say and do ANYTHING. With all that’s in me, I hope it’s not the truth, so I’ll wait, what’s done in the dark will come to the light…eventually.

  5. I will just wait before I point the finger.. When there is money at stake.. People will make up all kinds of lies on ya to make you look bad.

  6. Ted Gravely on said:

    I’ll wait. Anytime someone is close to death and they are on their 2d or 3rd marriage, have kids by multiple women, some shenanigans are bound to take place. Who called Adult Protective Services for them to come out to the house and investigate. It certainly wasn’t the wife, and I honestly don’t think it was Dennis. Unfortunately, this is probably sorted. Perhaps the kids were trying to get her out of the house so they filed a claim to get some items when he died. I’ll wait before I GDAM her.

  7. leadjustone on said:

    This is so ugly, I really hope it isn’t true. No one deserves to be mistreated when they are completely vulnerable and dependent. Even worse, to be abused by the one who is supposed to love you completely!

  8. Strong Black Woman on said:

    She was beating his ass!! Why would investigator say what he said if it wasn’t true. Wait & c what the will say. If she isn’t in the will theeeeere’s your answer!!!!

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