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Marvin Isley, Bassist of The Isley Brothers, Dies at 56

Marvin Isley, the bassist and youngest member of the hit-making soul and funk band Isley Brothers, has died. He was 56.

Isley died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Chicago's Weiss Memorial Hospital from complications of diabetes, Weiss spokeswoman Catherine Gianaro said.

Isley retired in 1997 because of his battle with diabetes, which resulted in a double amputation of his legs.

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