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Rest In Power: Nick Caldwell of The Whispers Dies

Nicholas ‘Nick’ Caldwell of the soulful singing group The Whispers passed away Tuesday night.

He was 71.

Though, there has not been an official release citing the cause of death, Caldwell, who was a founding member of the group, did take to Facebook last summer to share his health battle with his “family of fans.”

The message read:

To all the Whispers Fans and Friends, it is with great enthusiasm that I am posting a love letter from Nicholas Caldwell providing an update and overview of his current status. Here it is in his own words
(WC Ballard):

“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

TV One’s popular docu-series Unsung featured The Whispers last November during its “Keepin’ it 100” marathon.

We send our condolences to his family, friends and loved ones. Rest well, Mr. Caldwell.