Kevon Edmonds, Melvin Edmonds, Keith Mitchell and Jason Edmonds of After 7 (Photo credit: Provided by Entertainment One Music)

Kevon Edmonds, Melvin Edmonds, Keith Mitchell and Jason Edmonds of After 7 (Photo credit: Provided by Entertainment One Music)

Melvin Edmonds of R&B Trio 'After 7' Dies at 65

May 19, 2019

Melvin Edmonds of the Indianapolis R&B trio After 7 has died at the age of 65, according to the Indystar.

His death comes after a long illness and several previous strokes. Although, the cause of death has not been released. 

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Jason Edmonds, Melvin’s son made the announcement via social media.

After 7 made it big in the early 90’s and consisted of Melvin, brother Kevon Edmonds and Keith Mitchell. In recent years, Jason performed in his father’s place. They were produced by their brother Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and his then-writing partner Antonio “L.A.” Reid.

The group is best known for their hit songs “Can’t Stop,” “Ready or Not,” and “Heat of the Moment.” Music that reached the Billboard Top 20. In 1990, “Can’t Stop” earned them a Grammy-nomination for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal.

After 7 also performed “Nights Like This” from the The Five Heartbeats soundtrack and covered The Originals’ “Baby I’m For Real.”

Melvin Edmonds is survived by his four children.