Staples family friend and music publicist Bill Carpenter says Staples died Thursday at her Chicago home after suffering from Alzheimer's disease for the last decade.
Cleotha Staples of Staples Singers siblings dies →
"When she was young they used to call her granny because she acted like a granny in terms of being wise and always sure of the best thing to do," Carpenter said.
Cleotha Staples of Staple Singers siblings dies →
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