Rudolph Isley, founding member of The Isley Brothers and 'Shout' songwriter, dies at 84

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Vocalist lyricist Rudolph Isley, one of the establishing individuals from the R&B bunch The Isley Siblings, has passed on. He was 84.

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Rudolph passed on Wednesday, a delegate for The Isley Siblings affirmed to USA TODAY in an email Thursday. 

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A reason for death was not uncovered. TMZ was quick to report the news

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'There are no words to communicate my sentiments and the affection I have for my sibling," 

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Rudolph's sibling Ronald said in an explanation. " Our family will miss him. Yet, I know he's in a superior spot."

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Contained siblings Rudolph, Marvin, O'Kelly, Ronald and Ernie Isley and balanced with performer Chris Jasper,

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 the Isleys framed in Cincinnati in 1954 when Rudolph, O'Kelly, Ronald and sibling Vernon Isley began singing in chapel. 

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The gathering disbanded in 1955 following 13-year-old Vernon was struck and killed by a vehicle as he was riding his bicycle in his area.

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In 1957, with their parents' blessing, the remaining brothers decided to regroup and move to New York, with Ronald assuming lead vocals.

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