Chicago police are investigating claims that the wife of Temptations singer Dennis Edwards abused the legendary vocalist in the months before his death. Last week former Temptations lead singer Dennis Edwards died one day before his 75th birthday. It has since been shared by Dennis' wife, Brenda Edwards, that the singer died from complications from meningitis.
Court documents filed by an adult protective services investigator allege that weeks before the singer’s death, Brenda Edwards abused her husband. An investigator with the Healthcare Consortium of Illinois filed the protection order request on behalf of Dennis Edwards Jan. 12 in Chicago, where the couple lived together before Edwards’ death. The documents allege that Brenda Edwards had attempted to suffocate the 74-year-old by holding his head facedown on a bed. The investigator also accused Brenda Edwards of taking her husband’s hearing aids from him, according to a petition for an order of protection. The documents say Edwards was “bed bound and immobile.The Chicago Police Department confirmed Monday that there is an open criminal investigation into the matter.