DETROIT – Ali-Ollie Woodson, who led the legendary Motown quintet The Temptations in the 1980s and '90s and restored them to their hit-making glory with songs like "Treat Her Like A Lady," has died. He was 58.
Motown Alumni Association President Billy Wilson says Woodson died Sunday in southern California after battling cancer. He says Woodson's wife, Juanita, told him about the death.
Photos of African-Americans Masters: See Top Black Icons in their Fields
Woodson wasn't an original member of The Temptations but helped keep them from becoming a nostalgia act.
Woodson joined the group after it produced classic hits in the 1960s and '70s that included "Papa Was a Rolling Stone," "My Girl" and "I Wish It Would Rain."
But his fiery voice helped the group notch "Treat Her Like a Lady" and other R&B hits from 1984 to 1986.