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Temptations Bassist Kerry Turman Passes After Gig

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO, (CelebrityAccess) — The bass player for The Temptations died following a performance at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau. He was 59.

The band confirmed Kerry Turman's passing on their social media, writing: "The Temptations lost a dear member of our family, as bass player Kerry Turman has passed away. Rest In Peace, much love, much respect."

According to CBS affiliate KFVS, Turman died at the Candlewood Suites, a hotel in Cape Girardeau over the weekend. Cape Girardeau Coroner John Clifton told KFVS that he believes Turman died of natural causes but no official cause of death has been determined.

The Temptations performed with the Beach Boys on Saturday, April 22.

The Temptation's manager Shelly Berger told KFVS that Turman has been the band's bassist for more than three decades. He was a member of the Roy Ayers band before joining the Gene Dunlop configuration in the 1980s.

Berger told KFVS that the band will likely continue to tour. "They're very old-fashioned and believe the show must go on," Berger said.