Melvin Edmonds, a vocalist for 90s R&B group After 7—and the older brother of Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds—died Saturday after a short illness. He was 65.

His death was confirmed by his son, also named Melvin.

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Melvin was the second oldest of six musical sons, born to Marvin Edmonds Sr. and Barbara Edmonds, a reason why the Edmonds children have been described as Indiana’s most prominent musical family since The Jackson 5.

The group, After 7, which he co-founded with his brother, Kevon Edmonds and Keith Mitchell, landed three singles in the Top 20 of Billboard magazine’s Hot 100 chart in the early 1990s: the Grammy Award-nominated “Can’t Stop,” “Ready or Not” and “Heat of the Moment.”

Melvin is immediately survived by four children: Melvin, Jason, Chris, and Courtney.

Our thoughts are with the family during this time.


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