Founder Of The Platters, Herb Reed Dead At 83

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The Platters: Herb Reed, David Lynch, Tony Williams, Zola Taylor and Paul Robi (Photo by Gilles Petard/Redferns)

Herb Reed founder of the legendary group The Platters has died according to NewsOne.com. Reed was the last original member to pass from the group who were best known for their 1950s singles ‘The Great Pretender” and “Only You.”

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Sonny Turner (left) and Herb Reed (right) inducted into Vocal Group Hall of Fame with the Platters | Photo Credit: SonnyTurner.com

Reed passed away from a combination of health complications including pulmonary disease, according to his manager Fred Balboni.

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