Rest in peace Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland

newsroom@tri-statedefender.com | 6/27/2013, 5:39 p.m.

Services for Bland were held at First Baptist Church-Broad at 2835 Broad Ave.

The blues and soul balladeer died beloved and revered last Sunday (June 23) at age 83.

Bland's son, Rodd, told CNN that failing health had forced his dad off the stage earlier this year. He said Bland passed away from natural causes at his home in Germantown.

(Source: blues.org and CNN)