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Otis ‘Damon’ Harris; sang with The Temptations

BALTIMORE — Otis ­‘‘Damon’’ Harris, a former member of the Motown group The Temptations, has died of prostate cancer. He was 62.

Chuck Woodson, a cousin who was serving as a family spokesman, confirmed that Mr. Harris died at a Baltimore hospice last week.

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Mr. Harris performed with the celebrated Motown act The Temptations from 1971 to 1975 and sang on hits ­including ‘‘Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone’’ and ‘‘Superstar ­(Remember How You Got Where You Are).’’

Woodson said joining The Temptations was ‘‘the ­realization of a dream’’ for Mr. ­Harris.

After leaving The Temptations, Mr. Harris formed ­another group and he also later released solo recordings.

Woodson said that in his ­final years, Mr. Harris established a cancer foundation that was still in its early stages when he became ill.

Mr. Harris also became a strong advocate for prostate cancer screening.

Billboard magazine reported that Mr. Harris joined The Temptations after performing with a Temptations cover band with high school friends.

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