Thursday, 03 April 2003
artist, Edwin Starr, best known for his protest song “War,” died
Wednesday April 2, 2003 at the young age of 61. Starr’s manager Lilian
Kyle said the singer had died from a heart attack in his home near
Nottinghan, central England.
Starr who grew up in Cleveland, Ohio was one of the first artists to be signed to Motown Records.
had been scheduled to perform at the international music festival
Womad, (World of Music, Arts and Dance), in Reading, Southeast England,
this coming July.
It's tragic that an artist so dedicated to promoting peace, would pass away during the first major war in 12 years.