Melvin Edmonds, most known as a founding member of After 7 and older brother of Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, died Saturday. He was 65. Edmonds was the second oldest of six sons born to Marvin Edmonds Sr. and Barbara Edmonds: Marvin Jr., Melvin, Michael, Kevon, Kenny, and Derek.
The iconic group landed three singles in the Top 20 of Billboard magazine’s Hot 100 chart in the early 1990s: Can’t Stop, Ready or Not and Heat of the Moment.
Although he hadn’t toured with his brothers since 1995, Melvin often made an appearance in the group’s music videos, most recently, 2017’s Too Late and 2016’s Let Me Know.
No cause of death has been released, but Melvin did struggle with drugs in the early 90s. He is survived by four children: Melvin, Jason, Chris and Courtney. Watch TV One as we remember Melvin Edmonds with Unsung: After 7 on Wednesday, May 22nd at 9pm.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Edmonds family.