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Yvonne Staples of the Staples Singers dead at 80

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Mavis Staples (R) and Yvonne Staples (L) perform after they and the rest of the Staples Singers accepted their induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at the 14th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel, March 15.**DIGITAL IMAGE** - PBEAHULVYBQ

Mavis Staples (R) and Yvonne Staples (L) perform after they and the rest of the Staples Singers accepted their induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at the 14th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel, March 15.**DIGITAL IMAGE** - PBEAHULVYBQ

Yvonne Staples, whose voice and business acumen powered the success of her family's Staples Singers gospel group, has died at age 80.

The Chicago funeral home Leak and Sons says that Staples died Tuesday at home in Chicago.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports Yvonne performed with her sisters Mavis and Cleotha and their father Pops on hits such as "Respect Yourself" and "I'll Take You There,"

Family friend Bill Carpenter described Staples as a business-minded person who was "no nonsense but at the same time had a heart of gold."

Staples was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with her family in 1999. The group also received a lifetime achievement award from the Grammys in 2005.

The Staples also became active in the civil rights movement and performed at events at the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s request.

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