Soul singer Howard Tate, 72, died of natural causes in his New Jersey apartment on Friday, a spokesman for the Burlington County medical examiner told The Associated Press.

According to The AP, Tate was born in Macon, Ga., but grew up in Philadelphia. He had three top 20 R&B hits in the late 1960s and early '70s, which included Get It While You Can. Tate had a drug problem and was homeless at one point.

About 10 years ago, Tate resurrected his career for a 2003 release Rediscovered, which was nominated for a Grammy for best contemporary blues album, according to The AP.