Three Dog Night Singer Dies At 74

10/21/2015 12:40 PM PDT

Three Dog Night Singer Dies at 74

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Cory Wells, co-founder and one of the lead singers for Three Dog Night has died. He was 74 years old.

Danny Hutton, Wells' bandmate posted a message on the group's website saying, "It is with deep sadness and disbelief that I must report the passing of Cory Wells." The post goes on to say Cory "died unexpectedly" in New York but it's unclear how. 

The group had huge success in the 1960's and '70s with hits like "Joy To The World," "Black and White," and "Mama Told Me (Not to Come)" ... on which Cory sang lead.