Rudolph Isley Passes Away At 84

The Isley Brothers founder Rudolph Isley has died. 

According to TMZ, the musician passed away on Oct. 11 in Illinois. His cause of death has yet to be determined, although a source told the outlet that he possibly suffered a heart attack. 

Rudolph and his brothers Ronald 82, and O’Kelly formed their R&B group in the late 1950s and enjoyed massive success with tunes such as “Twist & Shout,” “This Old Heart of Mine,” and “It’s Your Thing.”

In 1971, the group would expand, adding their younger brothers Marvin and Ernie, and Chris Jasper, Rudolph’s brother-in-law.

Rudolph departed from the band in 1989 to become a pastor, however, he has appeared alongside his old troupe over the years.