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Chicago police are investigating allegations that the late Temptations singer Dennis Edwards was abused by his wife in the months leading up to his death last week.

Edwards died Feb. 1 at age 74 from complications related to meningitis.

The NY Daily News reports that a protective order was requested amid allegations that Brenda Edwards tried to suffocate her husband of nearly 20 years by holding his head down on a bed.

Chicago police told CBS Chicago that the allegations are under investigation.

According to documents obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Brenda reportedly took her husband’s hearing aids while he was bedridden after suffering a stroke recently.

Edwards was removed from his Chicago home and transported to a hospital six days before the protective order was granted by a judge.

The protective order barred Brenda from seeing Edwards, and a hearing scheduled for Friday was cancelled after Edwards’ death.

“I loved Dennis, and we were married for 18 years. I would have never done anything to harm him,” Brenda told the Post-Dispatch. She added that the allegations were “false and defamatory and will be proven as such.”




  • Yoni7

    Not today, heathens! NOT TO DAMN DAY!

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Who made the allegations?

  • Rachel

    Tragic. God bless his soul, hopefully this isn’t true. I took care of an elderly relative for awhile. It was truly challenge. I heard a lady tell her kids to put her in a home should she need caring for. If she gonna be abused at least it was at the hands of strangers and not her own family. RIP Mr. Edwards.

  • klwbaby

    Probably his family so they can get his money and not his wife.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    That’s some Diary of Mad Black Woman type of ish. Wth!?

  • Pitty Patty

    The “Don’t Look Any Further” video is legendary trash. I always go look at it when I need a good laugh. I didn’t know until I read up on him recently that him and David Ruffin were very close and got high together. Learn something new everyday.

    RIP Dennis. #Once aTemptationAlwaysaTemptation

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Fly high my brother

  • You Could Never

    Im thinking the daughter

  • Marlika

    It’s a possibility she did abuse him. This type of crap happens often.????

    I remember one of my ugly cousins was abusing her mother who had dementia when I was 16 in high school. This bitch is the second youngest of 8 kids. I remember telling one of my aunts and they just said there’s nothing that could be done to just mind my business. She used to punch my aunt when she would use the bathroom on herself. Non of her siblings did anything. I’ll never forget that. And that cousin is still a miserable bitch.

    Her day will come will she will reap everything she did to her mom!! ?

  • You Could Never

    Dennis a national treasure. He better not have been damn it harmed. Lord.

  • MsPam

    Not true! A investigator from the Healthcare of Illinois file for a order of protection.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    unfortunately this story is true … this woman is not good… he is free now Thank Gawd … cause this one SMH

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    what in thee entire fawks … shyt … folks ain’t shyt

  • klwbaby

    Someone has to make an allegation before an investigator files for the order.

  • Niggapotamus

    Black women. Thank God I’m married to a Becky. My wife of 14 years won’t do that to me.

  • Karen Brady

    LMAO @ the headline.. just had to say that. Now I’ll skim the story.

  • Karen Brady

    Shut up clown and take your trolling ass to another blog.

  • Nita

    Wow that’s sad. If she did abuse him she needs to be locked up

  • Blue

    Wow.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Lol. BECKYS ARE THE WORST WHEN IT COMES TO KILLING a husband for money. .good luck with that!

  • justlooking

    At first at looked at the story sideways, then Papa was rolling stone came to mind. May this brother rest easy, and pray he didn’t leave the earth in such a violent manner. So folks take the pain you caused them and turn it around. That’s when you have to walk away. It’s not worth it.

  • Indies beauty

    What in the Diary of a Mad Black Women is going one here??

  • Shawty

    Trying to get that insurance monies…giggles

  • Indies beauty

    Lol literally wrote the same thing above. What ever it is, issa mess.

  • JRock

    No, your Becky wouldn’t dare try to suffocate you. Your Becky will cut your ass up with a steak knife, make a baked potato and salad, put some A1 steak sauce on your ass, your head, your cut up feet and eat you Jeffrey Dahmler style. White people take killing to a whole new level. Stabbing and shooting ain’t good enough for them. They want to eat you and shit.

  • JRock

    Dennis Edwards wife does look stalkishly cray cray.

  • Tennessean

    lol at “a Becky” Really the connotation for her is the side chick. You already starting wrong. Then you really think this is a black woman thing? You don’t watch snapped?

  • Karen Brady

    I know it’s probably embellished for tv but I love the ‘Papa Was a Rolling Stone’ recording scene when Dennis Edwards asked that smart ass producer what did he ever do to him and he shrugged and said “no passion”. We fall out everytime at that scene.

  • Karen Brady

    Nah don’t school him. Let him be surprised when she comes for his ass in the middle of the night or he walks in on a “robbery gone wrong”.

  • Ghost

    The family knew the END was near..now the money grabbing started. After 18 of years of marriage she is HIGH on the totem pole! smh.

    IDK whether she abused him or not but she WILL get her 18 years worth..you can believe that!. LOL and smh

  • klwbaby

    Why did u initially refer to her as Becky? That hoe is your wife, show that hoe some respect.

  • Yoni7

    He doesn’t that’s why he called her Becky. I bet that hoe fat and sloppy too. Them the only ones they go for. LMAO

  • kimberly

    she probably did why would they have to get a restraining order

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Disgusting. Smdh anyway RIP to him. My mom love the Temptations.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond
  • Renee26

    Payback can be a bih….if she did it she wrong

  • imright

    thats a really fckd up rumor to spread if its not true

  • Renee26

    LMAO…have you ever watch Maury, Divorce Court, Cheaters, Snapped, or the ID channel??? White women are very abusive and will KILL their man and their kids over some hurt feelings….don’t count your “blessing” too soon

  • NicoleZee

    I will never understand sicko abusers. If they hate people and themselves so much, they should just kill themselves. The world would be a better place without abusers and terrorists. Sick POS!

  • TheOwley

    First thing that came to mind. If he was not expected to make it from the stroke, all the wife had to do was wait and let nature take its course. But family members start doing the math, and the realization that the wife will inherit all hits them.

  • NicoleZee

    I hope she doesn’t get any of his money.
    Let her sick POS ass rot in her own shit in a nursing home or mental facility. Sickening.

  • Renee26

    because his hearing aids were taken out???? How abusive

  • NicoleZee

    Most of the time, the insurance policy isn’t even worth that much, especially if you use it to pay for the funeral and past debts that are still owed. Killing someone for $250,000 or so. WTF???

  • Kemi

    It’s glaring that an abuse took place, at least by this write up. It’s so sad when people you suppose to trust take advantage/abuse in your vulnerable state. RIP sir!

  • tintin

    you clearly don’t watch the ID channel.

    Did you see the Becky that killed her man after he won the lottery. had him buried under cement for months. The list goes on if you wanna do this.

    ignorant a$$

  • tintin

    i hope he changed his will so she don’t get none.

  • hi-liter

    LOL…Naw, she’ll just put cyanide in your food….you’ll be dead of natural causes…..and because she a Becky she will get away with it.

  • NicoleZee

    You never know what someone is capable of until they actually do it. Race has no bearing on being a criminal. I’ve trusted people in the past too and almost got killed because of it. EVERYONE should be careful of who they invite into their lives and into their homes.

  • MsPam

    I just clicked on the link and read what it says!

  • NicoleZee

    Remember Jodi Arias??? That sicko stabbed her ex several times, cut his throat, AND shot him in the head! Sick POS. I wish she would have gotten the death penalty. If someone doesn’t want your sorry ass, move on!! Why kill them???

  • NicoleZee

    You have a good heart. I took care of my late grandmother after she had a stroke. I could never and would never have hurt her. She helped raise me. I cried and was so hurt when we had to out her in a nursing home because she kept having strokes and developed dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. I was in college and my mom wanted me to finish and not have to take care of my grandmother. I was willing to quit college to take care of her but I decided to keep going. Eventually I graduated four years before my grandmother died and she was very proud of me :)! No way in hell I could ever hurt a child or elderly person. Now if someone hurts my son, it’s on like popcorn!!!!

  • klwbaby

    They don’t randomly pick people to investigate. Someone either from his family or a health care worker has to make a claim and if they feel the allegations are true, then they will file the protection order.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Well, there are documets thta show that they got a restraining order to keep her away from her husband. That by itself makes this story very believable to me.

  • SweetTEE

    I have to agree. Sounds like a lie my family would start when somebody with some money die in the family.

  • Patricia

    could be a jealous money hungry family desperate to cut wife out, could be a crazy or vengeful wife. we likely wont ever find out.

  • SweetTEE

    I hope she didnt do that, but if she did, she was fed the F up with taking care of him and wanted to move on already. I hope he wasnt a cheater in those 20 years bc that would be a reason for her get back….like ole girl in Diary of a Mad Black Woman.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Doesn’t mean he was like that at home. He still didn’t deserve abuse, If true!!!

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    And You know it’s True how!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Her abusing him is probably payback for all the shyt he put her through when he was well and fugging around… Not saying it makes it right but I’m wondering if that is the reason for the abuse…

  • Quitedeliteful

    Nah… She wouldn’t do that to you — she’d do worse…

  • Quitedeliteful

    LMBAOFFFFFFF!!!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOLLOLOL!!!!! CRINE!!!!

  • Karen Brady

    A1 steak sauce on your ass. *CRINE*. And I’m hungry too.

  • Victorious82

    They were married 18yrs. So he was well into retirement by that time. He probably screwed over the wife before her. Lol

  • TheWildChild

    Prolly Aretha Franklin ? you know she never got over him. She dated him first and then again while he was seeing her sister back in the day. ? Can’t wait to see what she leaves out of her ol ratchet Biopic ? J-Hud is supposed to be cast to star as her. ?

  • TheWildChild
  • Jethro

    Is this supposed to be an investigative piece? Let the man rest in peace. Damn!

  • JustB

    God only knows…he stayed with her till his death so she was doing something right

  • StoneColdLady

    I don’t know if I believe this after 19 years of marriage; BUT it does happen. My grandparents raised me and when my “daddy” was in later stages of Alzheimer’s my biological mother beat him with a hanger for walking around HIS house naked! My mama (grandma)didn’t tell me until YEARS later,she e was bedridden at the time

  • OvertheMississippi

    Diary of a mad black woman!

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    Wow, that’s explosive. I saw Dennis and the Temptations Revu with Gladys Knight about 2 years ago. He still had a big potbelly and I thought, that’s a heart attack waiting to happen. He didn’t sing much, he acted more like an MC. The other guys were younger and could realllyyy sing. I wondered how long he would be able to keep touring because of his weight….and he did have a drug problem decades ago.
    Didn’t know he was living in Chicago; because I live in Chicago and there was no news about him or the group. He was living in St. Louis with his wife. I just wonder what’s behind this. And who filed the protective order? Could it be his daughter with Ruth Pointer took control?

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    Or something wrong! See my post above. Maybe she was “over” feeding him.

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    Does everybody know that Dennis Edwards and Aretha were a couple for a few years. In fact his daughter says that Aretha was the love of his life.

  • Omandesert

    You have to be careful when you are older and
    established with who you date and marry. These mo-fo’s be out here looking for a meal ticket and will play the game to get you, just to fuck you over for a life insurance policy. My uncle married this younger bitch and all she wanted was his retirement savings. She was one of those fake ho’s perpetrating and didn’t have eye water cry with or a pot to piss in. I could see right through that bitch. After she depleated all of his money, he divorced her. I think he realized she was trying to kill him, because he was always sick while they were married.

  • dontgetblocked

    say what?

  • LaksFan

    FACT : Elderly abuse happens more often by family than in long term care homes. Look up the data, not what you think you believe.

  • justsayin

    I believe your every word. My Grandparents were married for 58yrs. When my Grandmother (I loved the ground she walked on) was sick. My Grandfather hide her medicine. We straighten his ass out.

  • justsayin

    Yelp. Aretha said: Daydreaming was about Dennis.

  • Tired of playing nurse

    She was 14 years younger and got tired of playing nurse. 60 year olds are out here living life, and he was sick too. I am a firm believer in people marrying their own age and growing old together. Think about the future if you want a sugar daddy or sugar mama.

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    you’re guessing right? Because you don’t know why the woman married Dennis.

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    Here’s the original story. Seems like the daughter took out the protective order.
    http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music/temptations-singer-dennis-edwards-allegedly-abused-death-article-1.3803117

  • Guesty

    Thank you. Age is more than a number.

  • the guest

    Abusing elderly people is sick. Elderly people especially those who are sick are so defenseless. How does one live with themselves abusing the elderly.

  • the guest

    This I could see. But she didn’t have to abuse him. She could’ve just made sure he had basic elder care, then find herself some respectable hobbies and lived her life.

  • the guest

    Whether he was a cheater or not abuse is not the answer. Hire a nurse and take time to herself. She didn’t have to be tied to his bedside so the resentment is of her making. There was a way for her to find peace without abusing an elderly man.

  • the guest

    Exactly.

    People, even married couples, need to learn to be content with themselves and their home. Need to raise children to like their own company so they don’t grow up desperate to trust. These days trust is not to be given away.

  • Tired of playing nurse

    There is a special place in hell for people who abuse the elderly and children. I’m not sure if she did this though or if his family just wants money. They should have been taking care of him if they thought she was so dangerous. The abuse aside, that’s if it’s true, nobody wants to be healthy and mobile, playing nurse to their ailing spouse.

  • Tired of playing nurse

    It’s much more than a number. Lol.

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    She was younger, but she CHOSE to marry him “for better or for worse”. I KNOW of situations where the older person ends up having to care for the younger because they became ill. This is sad IF she did it. I hope not though

  • ShWa

    She should have hired a helper instead of abusing him, that’s just awful, she probably had a man on the side helping to spend his money.

  • ShWa

    Right she got tired of playing nurse….

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    The Temps, huh?
    My cousin was married to one that died. He was an abusive jerk.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Very true. Why not just put him in a nursing home and never go visit him… that alone is payback for whatever he might have done…

  • Diane

    I really hate to say this but he treated his wife from ohio real bad during the time he was on drugs nobody ever mentions his marriage to this woman from Ohio in the late 80s she was beautiful and decent never on drugs i liked him and i hope he wasn’t abused

  • Quitedeliteful

    Yuuup….

  • ShWa

    Absolutely, just cruel.

  • ShWa

    Could be the case u never know how she was treated when he was good health.

  • Trace da Ace

    yeah she already knew he did not have much time left….so i guess she decided to speed up the process….damn shame…and THAT DRESS is a damn shame as well….drags her titties to the floor…no bueno!!

  • Mister Fantastic

    Sounds like a “Diary Of A Mad Black Woman” 2 piece payback to me…

  • the guest

    She could afford the resources to manage her caregiver stress better. To protect herself from accusations and to give herself a rest, a full time aide was needed. With her time freed up she should’ve been at the sauna, yoga class, massage, anything and everything to nurture herself. Unless, she was plain angry and wanted to hurt him.

  • Marc Jacobe

    Where there’s smoke there’s fire. She look like mommy dearest

  • Tena

    Lol. Sorry to laugh but sometimes when you are married to a person this long, its not uncommon to try to kill them from time to time.

  • Tired of playing nurse

    You’re right about everything, if she did in fact abuse him. I’m thinking it could be a money grab from his family, but she had resources not to snap from having to take care of him. If she abused him, she did it because she wanted to. If she tried to suffocate him, it was so he could die earlier, so she could get the money, or so she could be free. If she refused help, it’s because she wanted to front for others and make herself look good, or ensure his dying earlier, so she could be free and have the money. The only reason for abuse would have been something sinister.

  • TheWildChild

    You think ? Google “Denise Edwards” in St. Louis. His daughter who’s making these accusations. She was arrested last year for burning a police officer with a cigarette ? .The nephew/caregiver is on FB sharing the ??

  • TheWildChild

    Guest!!! ? Google “Denise Edwards” in St. Louis. His daughter who’s making these accusations. She was arrested last year for burning a police officer with a cigarette ? .The nephew/caregiver is on FB sharing the ??

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  • Lunatic Frank

    lol women always trying to rationalize each others f*ckery