Popstar found dead after becoming homeless on the streets of New York


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American singer Colonel Abrams has died at the age of 67.
The star, whose 1985 hit Trapped reached number three in the UK, had been living homeless in New York.
His death was announced on Facebook by DJ Tony ‘Tune’ Herbert, who said: “Just got word that Colonel Abrams has past away on Thanksgiving, one year to the date that I and a host of his biggest fans fought to get him to let us help him.
“Now he is at peace and our condolences go out to his family, and fans world wide, he is no longer suffering or Trapped!!!”
His friends had tried to help him last year after it emerged he was homeless.
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Colonel Abrams – his real name – was born in Detroit in 1949.

He once said: “I studied all the people on Motown, and I studied the music and listened to the lyrics Smokey Robinson used to write, and just craved the opportunity to be on Motown.
“But after my family moved to New York, I studied street music, and I sort of combined them both: The Detroit sound and the street sounds of New York.”
He continued to feature on the US dance and R&B charts into the mid-1990s but was destitute in recent years.
House DJ star Marshall Jefferson paid tribute to the star, tweeting: “Just learned Colonel Abrams passed away. Never to be forgotten, R.I.P.”
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