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.
In episode 11 of T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle, Tameka “Tiny” Harris flew her mom, Dianne Pope, to Baltimore to attend the OMG Girlz concert for her birthday! Dianne shed tears of joy when Zonnique brought her out onstage to sing a special song for her. I missed last week’s episode which is why I’m posting it today. Also, in episode 12 which aired last night on VH1, T.I. takes his oldest sons, Messiah and Domani, to a skateboard park, and Tiny challenges Zonnique to a dance off.