Street joined the famous Motown group in the 1970s.
Street's wife, Cindy, said her husband died early Wednesday at a hospital in Las Vegas after a short illness.
Richard Street sang as a young man with Temptations members Otis Williams and Melvin Franklin, but didn't join the famed Motown group until the early 1970s. He later made the move from his native Detroit to Los Angeles with other Motown acts and stayed with the group until the mid-1990s.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete, but Cindy Street said she expects services to be held sometime next week in Cypress, Calif.
She said her husband "was a really good person" who should be remembered for his work with the Temptations.
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