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Funk singer Rick James, Aug. 6

Funk singer Rick James died Aug. 6 at his home in Los Angeles of natural causes. The singer was a diabetic and also had a pacemaker. He suffered a stroke in 1998. His three children said through a spokeswoman that they believe their father died of heart failure. An autopsy on Aug. 7 failed to determine the cause of death.
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