Sad news from St. Louis: David Peaston, 54, an R&B and gospel singer who scored hits in the late '80s and early '90s with "Can I?" and "Two Wrongs (Don't Make It Right)," died Wednesday of complications from diabetes, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Peaston, who had lived with diabetes since the '90s, was surrounded by his wife and sons at his home in St. Louis, said Neuka Mitchell, daughter of Peaston's older sister, Fontella Bass.

After having his right leg amputated at the knee in March 2004, Peaston was shy about returning to the spotlight. "I didn't want to be back in the public," he told the Post-Dispatch that year. "I wasn't embarrassed or ashamed, but I felt I let myself down and, therefore, I let everyone else down. It was my fault for being sick, and I didn't want anybody to see me like that."

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