Marvin Isley Dies
June 7, 2010 at 5:01 PM (PT)
MARVIN ISLEY, bassist for soul band the ISLEY BROTHERS, died in a CHICAGO hospital at the age of 56, reports ABC NEWS. The ISLEYS enjoyed hits such as "Twist and Shout," "Love The One You're With," and the GRAMMY-winning "It's Your Thing."
Although no cause of death was announced, ISLEY has been suffering from severe complications from diabetes for over a decade, including a stroke, high blood pressure, the loss of both legs and use of his left hand.
If I would have listened, if I would have understood diabetes like I understood music, maybe these things wouldn't have happened," Isley said during a 2001 interview with the ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION.
Funeral arrangements were not immediately available.