St. Louis native and R&B Singer David Peaston died February 1, 2012. David Peaston was a schoolteacher, when he won several times on Showtime at The Apollo, singing "God Bless the Child." Details on his death are sketchy, but he battled diabetes and had both legs amputated. He's mostly known for the classic, addictive jam, "Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right." R.I.P and condolences to his family.
Close friend, Cheryl "Pepsii" Riley said this,
“David Peaston and I were, in the beginning, the only secular artists doing Gospel traveling plays. Back then there were just about 4 shows out so they stayed out a long time. I met David doing the show “Momma Don’t”. We ended up doing several shows together after that and were official Road Dawgs! I Soooooooooo Loved this Man with the Hearty Laugh, Great Sense of Humor, That Incredible Voice, and He was The Most Amazing Friend!!! This hurts so much. He had a Gift that commanded the Room. David will be sorely missed. My Condolences go out to His Beautiful Wife and Children and All the Many Friends and Fans His Presence has Touched and Blessed.”