Sources report that Nick Caldwell of the Whispers has died at the age of 71.
According to a friend of the group Larry Cooper, the man with the beard, passed away yesterday Jan. 5.
Caldwell had been suffering from health issues such as heart problems, which is why throughout their last few years he performs while seated.
Last year Caldwell released a public note to all of his fans and friends regarding his current health condition:
“It has been my experience that speculation can be far worse than the truth. So I thought it was important to write you (My Family of Fans) an explanation as to why I have not been able to join the Whispers on stage over the past months.
In January of this year… my cardiology team at Stanford University Hospital were all in agreement that my congestive heart failure had deteriorated to the point that they thought I had 3 to 6 months to live.
So, my family and I decided it best that I take advantage of a relatively new technology called an LVAD (Left Ventricular Assist Device), which if successful could extend my life expectancy by years.
So, thanks to God and all of you beloved prayer warriors out there I’m on a wonderful journey to recovery. Hope to see you soon.
“May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live.” (As quoted by Archie Dennis)
God Speed, Love Nick”
Prayers go out to Nick Caldwell’s family and The Whispers throughout this difficult time. We will keep you updated with more details.
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