The world was already mourning the loss of the Temptations star after he passed away, days before he would have turned 75.
The singer rose to stardom when he joined the soulful vocal group in 1968, lending his voice to their incredible sound for nearly ten years.
However, fans were stunned to hear of the new investigation that has arisen since news broke of Edwards's death.
The 74-year-old was pronounced dead in Chicago February 1st, with his cause of death listed as complications due to meningitis.
Edwards was diagnosed in May of 2017, and has been in and out of hospital since, but eventually succumbed to the disease.
A prolonged illness of any kind will of course put immense strain on family members, and while there is sometimes temptation to end the suffering of a loved one, there is no excuse to go against their wishes to keep fighting.
Now, Chicago PD have opened up an investigation against the wife of the late singer for just that.