Former The Temptations star Ali-Ollie Woodson has died following a battle with leukaemia. The singer, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2008, passed away in California on Sunday, May 30, according to Motown Alumni Association President Billy Wilson
. He was 58.
Born Ollie Cregget in Detroit, Michigan, Woodson began his career as a member of Bill Pinkney's Original Drifters in the early 1970s, but he rose to fame as a member of the Motown quintet in the 1980s, joining the group as a replacement for Dennis Edwards
after he was fired in 1984.
He co-wrote, co-produced and sang lead vocals for the hit single "Treat Her Like a Lady" but left the band in 1986. However, Woodson returned in 1988 for an eight-year tenure before quitting again after the release of the group's 1995 album "For Lovers Only". He reunited with the band in 2002 for a Japanese tour, stepping in for Barrington 'Bo' Henderson after he was