Charles Pope, the founder and only original member of The Tams, passed away at his home in Atlanta today. Mr. Pope was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. He was 76 years old.
Mr. Pope is survived by his wife Dianne Pope; and his children, former Xscape singer Tameka "Tiny" Harris, Albert "Little Redd" Cottle, and Michelle Pope.
Mr. Pope was a legendary musician and a loving husband and father. He will be missed. My family and I send our condolences to the Pope family.
Funeral arrangements have been set.