Lead singer for the Grammy winning, Billboard topping R&B group Tavares dies

Arthur “Pooch” Tavares, member of the iconic music group Tavares, has passed away.


His brother, Perry Lee “Tiny” Tavares, posted a photo tribute on his Facebook page Wednesday morning, with the message, "Miss what we had."


On the final photo, depicting Pooch with brother Ralph, who passed away in 2021, he wrote, “Now you two can get the stage ready for us. RI-Paradise.”


The post quickly drew over 400 expressions of sympathy and condolence.


"You have to take your music seriously. You have to have a passion for it. If you don't work hard at it you will never last," said Pooch in a previous Standard-Times article. "The constant rehearsing the fighting for everything you want ... without that passion for it you have nothing."