Marvin Isley Dies At Age 56, R.I.P.

- By Bossip Staff

Marvin Isley Dies At Age 56

Marvin Isley, whose muscular bass lines propelled the hits of his classic sibling band The Isley Brothers, died Monday in Chicago at age 56.

The cause of death has not yet been announced, though Isley suffered from diabetes severe enough to have caused him to leave the band in 1997. Later, his condition led to the amputation of both legs.

Isley will be remembered for the resilience and power of his bass work, which, for one thing, formed a crucial hook in the undulating ’70s hit “Fight The Power.” The bassist also played on the smash “Who’s That Lady,” as well as on prominent songs like “For The Love Of You” and “Harvest For The World.”

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  • Butterscotch™

    R.I.P. Marvin. You’ll live on through the timeless music you created with your brothers!

  • MisterGee

    Life is eternal, and love is immortal, and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.

    May The Lord give you eternal rest, Brother Marvin, and may He also give comfort to your family and friends. My hearts go out to the entire Isley family in their time of sorrow.

  • Jamillah

    May his soul rest in peace. Take care of your health black people.

  • zoriansmom

    Even though there not my generation I love the Isley Brothers may he rest in peace.

  • Shemander

    Aww man. My condolences to his family.

  • lilly

    God bless his family in this time of grief rest in piece.

  • BEK

    R.I.P my brother.

  • jimi hendrix

    rest in peace my giant ..your legend will ring eternal.

  • Goosey

    What is UP with all these entertainers dying in their 50s???

  • sexual trini

    smh…another one…R.I.P

  • http://trusrevue.blogspot.com 1TruDiva w/ the PlatinumVocals--I'm just too good to be true!!!

    Awwwww man!

    People are dropping like flies!!!

  • crystal

    rip

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    MisterGee
    6/7/10, 16:23:pm
    Life is eternal, and love is immortal, and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.

    May The Lord give you eternal rest, Brother Marvin, and may He also give comfort to your family and friends. My hearts go out to the entire Isley family in their time of sorrow.
    _______________________________________________

    Beautifully written.

  • http://thablackyoutube.com thablackyoutube

    R.I.P.

  • mtymn

    Thoughts and prayers to the entire Isley family…..

  • http://deleted BBBEE25

    R.I.P. Marvin Isley! I love this group.

  • http://deleted BBBEE25

    Dag would Ronald be able to attend the funeral now that he’s locked up?

  • Miko

    God bless.

  • Surf

    R.I.P.

  • msdavis

    Saw Ronald Isley in concert recently. Although he was very popular in the 70’s and tried to reinvent himself what that “Mr. Big” pimpalicious nonsense…..his voice his God Awful. Obviously he didn’t invest his money wisely ie: his recent jail stint AND now him touring sounding like horse dookie. Ron’s career is TOAST!

    Sad he lost his brother though. I think this is the same brother who’s royalty checks he stole and cashed out of greed. LOOK THAT UP!

  • jdmann

    ‘Harvest for the world’ the most soulful song ever written..my jam. Rip

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    SOLDIER

  • Renee(blew2002@yahoo.com)

    Blacks and Latinos don’t sleep on diabetes. That man was only in his 50’s. Diabetes can be as dangerous as cancer. Please take better care of yourselves. Eating right is more expensive, but isn’t your body priceless.

  • Sha

    😦

  • bluekid

    RIP, My heart goes out to his family may God keep them and bless them.

  • xiha'

    All I know is Mr. Marvin Isley and his brothers made incredible music, the type of music that could and can touch and stimulate all types of emotions. Rip and Thank you.

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