Last weekend we asked our readers to vote for their favorite R&B/soul singer of all time. Looking through the results it's striking just how many soul greats died tragically young under horrible circumstances. Marvin Gaye was shot to death by his own father, while Otis Redding died in a plane crash and Sam Cooke was shot by a hotel manager. Only four people on our list are still alive, while many others have been dead for decades.
Here are the results.
By Andy Greene