Ralph Tavares dead: Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel star dies at 79
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Ralph Tavares lifeless: Heaven Should Be Lacking an Angel star dies at 79

Ralph Tavares was the fifth of the ten Tavares siblings who rose to fame within the 1970’s with a string of hit songs

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Tavares carry out ‘Heaven Should Be Lacking An Angel’ dwell in 1976

Singer Ralph Tavares has died days earlier than his eightieth birthday.

Ralph was a member of 70s group Tavares, who have been behind hit songs together with Heaven Should Be Lacking An Angel.

The New Bedford native’s explanation for demise is but to be revealed.

Ralph Tavares was the fifth of the ten Tavares siblings and he discovered fame alongside his brothers Pooch, Chubby, Butch and Tiny – Ralph was the one member of the group and not using a nickname.

The band turned one of many high R&B acts on the earth with their model of Extra Than a Girl a appeared on the soundtrack for the long-lasting movie Saturday Night time Fever.

The film album went on to be one of many best-selling albums of all time and winner of the Album of the 12 months Grammy in 1979.

Tavares (L-R) Butch, Chubby, Ralph, Pooch and Tiny



The Tavares household grew up in Windfall earlier than shifting to New Bedford in 1962.

Ralph then joined the Military whereas his brothers continued to attempt to make it within the native music scene.

He then returned residence in 1965 and joined Chubby and Turnpikes and the group renamed itself, Tavares.

Ralph determined to depart the band in 1984 for household causes, he then rejoined in 2014 after Pooch suffered a stroke.

Pooch recovered however then retired with Ralph staying with the group as they continued to carry out.

Ralph was a Dartmouth resident who, throughout his time away from the music enterprise, spent over 30 years working as a courtroom officer in New Bedford and Fall River.

Ralph performing alongside his siblings in 2017



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Following the information breaking of Ralph’s passing, a number of followers have taken to social media to mourn the musician.

One individual uploaded onto the micro-blogging website: “What a shock for our Cape Verdean Neighborhood. Relaxation amongst our Ancestors, cousin Ralph. Tavares represented our tradition & our group. Cape Verdean.”

A second added: “Rip Ralph Tavares…liked the tune Heaven have to be lacking an angel.”

A 3rd individual wrote: “My pricey pal, Ralph Tavares, has simply died. My mom final did his hair two weeks in the past and he needed to take residence our cavacas and it was earlier than he did a gig on the Onerous Rock Cafe in Florida together with his brothers (Tavares) opening for the Jacksons. Heaven has gained an angel.”

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