From The New York Times:
Howard Tate, a soul singer who got a second chance at a career three decades after being derailed by disputes with industry executives, personal tragedy and drug addiction, died on Friday at his apartment in Burlington, N.J. He was 72.
His death was confirmed by a spokesman for the Burlington County medical examiner. No specific cause was given.
• Howard Tate: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Tate