|Birth name||Edward Roy Patten|
|Also known as||Eddie Patten|
August 27, 1939|
|Died||February 25, 2005
|Genres||R&B, Pop music, Soul music|
|Occupations||singer, songwriter, producer|
|Associated acts||Gladys Knight & the Pips|
Edward "Eddie" Roy Patten (August 27, 1939 – February 25, 2005) was an Atlanta, Georgia-born R&B/soul singer, best known as a member of Gladys Knight & the Pips. He was lead singer Gladys Knight's first cousin. Along with the group, he was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.
Patten suffered from diabetes, and died of a stroke at St. Mary's Hospital in Livonia, Michigan, where he resided, on February 25, 2005 at the age of 65. He is interred at Detroit's historic Woodlawn Cemetery at Eight Mile Road and Woodward Avenue.
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