Frank Reed, lead singer of the Chi-Lites passed away suddenly Wednesday night. He joined the group in the early 80’s after the departure of the late Eugene Record. Today, the leader and sole surviving member of the Chi-Lites, Marshall Thompson suffered a stroke while traveling on the Soul Train Cruise. He was taken off the ship to an area hospital where he’s reportedly responding to medication and other treatment. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Reed family and we wish Marshall a speedy and full recovery.
The Chi-Lites are best known for such R&B classics as “Have You Seen Her,” “Oh Girl” and more recently their 1971 hit “Are You My Woman” found new life as the track for Beyoncé’s “Crazy In Love.” Marshall Thompson was honored this past Sunday at the 33rd annual Chicago Music Awards.