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FROM: The New York Times (February 28th 1968) ~
Frankie Lymon, the rock 'n' roll singer who popularized
"Why Do Fools Fall in Love?" was found dead yesterday
in the apartment of a friend, apparently, of an overdose
of narcotics, according to the police.
The 26-year-old singer, who was in the Army stationed
at Camp Gordon in Augusta, Ga., was in the city on leave,
the police said.
He was found in the apartment of Walter Stribling, in a
tenement at 370 West 156th Street, near Edgecombe
Avenue, and the police reported a hypodermic needle was
near the body.
Mr. Lymon was arrested June 21, 1966, for the possession
He made numerous hit recordings as a teenager and wrote
a magazine article about a year ago on how he kicked the
narcotics habit, the police said.
('Why Do Fools Fall in Love')