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Colonel Abrams Dead at Age 67: US House Star Passes Away Year after it was Revealed he was Homeless in New York

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Singer had a number 3 single with Trapped in 1985.

US HOUSE singer Colonel Abrams has died aged 67 – a year to the day it emerged he was living homeless on the streets of New York.

The star, best known in the UK for his 1985 hit Trapped, which reached number 3 in the charts, sparked concern last year when it was discovered he was sleeping rough and didn’t have access to his diabetes medicine.

He posted: “Just got word that Colonel Abrams has past away on Thanksgiving, one year to the date that I… and a host of his biggest fans fought to get him to let us help him.

“Now he is at peace and our condolences go out to his family, and fans world wide, he is no longer suffering or Trapped!!!”

Colonel – his real name – was born in Detroit but moved to New York where he was inspired by the city’s street rhythms.

He previously explained: “I studied all the people on Motown, and I studied the music and listened to the lyrics Smokey Robinson used to write, and just craved the opportunity to be on Motown.

“But after my family moved to New York, I studied street music, and I sort of combined them both: The Detroit sound and the street sounds of New York.”