Bobby Rogers Passes Away
One of the founding members of the Motown group the Miracles, Bobby Rogers, passed away last night (Sunday) at age 73. According to family and friends, Rogers had been ill for quite some time and died in a Detroit suburb.
Rogers is best known as the tenor singer in the original Motown lineup along with Smokey Robinson, Warren “Pete” Moore, Ronnie White and Claudette Rogers. Claudette was Roger’s first cousin.
“My cousin, Robert ‘Bobby’ Rogers, who was like a brother to me, lost his battle and succumbed,” Claudette said in a statement. “He had a sparkling personality that was loved by everyone. People always commented on the tall one with the glasses.”
Smokey Robinson said about his fellow group mate, “Another soldier in my life has fallen. Bobby Rogers was my brother and a really good friend. I am really going to miss him. I loved him very much.”