Was Temptations singer abused before he died?

Dennis Edwards. (File)
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CHICAGO (AP) Chicago police are looking into allegations that Temptations singer Dennis Edwards was abused before his death last week.

The Chicago Tribune reports an adult protective services investigator filed court documents alleging Edwards' wife, Brenda Edwards, tried to suffocate her husband and took his hearing aids away.

The documents say Dennis Edwards was "bedbound and immobile."

An emergency protective order barring Brenda Edwards contact with him was granted Jan. 18.

A hearing for her to respond to the allegations was set for last Friday but canceled because Dennis Edwards died the day before.

Brenda Edwards says in a statement she loved her husband of 18 years and would have never done anything to harm him.