The founder and only original member of The Tams, Charles Pope passed away at his home in Atlanta July 11. Many of us may remember seeing Mr. Pope on a few episodes on VH1’s T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle. He was featured during the second season as Tameka “Tiny” publicly dealt with the state of his declining health. Mr. Pope was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 76 years old.
Mr. Pope is survived by his wife Dianne Pope and his children, former Xscape singer Tameka “Tiny” Harris, Albert “Little Redd” Cottle and Michelle Pope.
Mr. Pope was a legendary musician and a loving husband and father. He will be missed. The Conversation Cafe send our condolences and prayers to Tameka and the Pope family.