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.
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.