Singer Lou Rawls, Jan. 6Lou Rawls, the velvet-voiced singer who started as a church choir boy and went on to sell more than 40 million albums and win three Grammys in a career that spanned nearly five decades and a range of genres, died on Jan. 6. He was 72. Rawls had been hospitalized for treatment of lung and brain cancer. His wife, Nina, was at his bedside when he died, Shefrin said. The family said Rawls was 72, although other records indicate he was 70.
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