Soul singer betty wright is dead

Soul singer betty wright is dead
Soul singer betty wright is dead

According to several media reports, soul singer Betty Wright has died of cancer.

Wright's family confirmed Essen's death. Billboard reported that she was 66 years old at her Miami home and died of cancer.

Wright was diagnosed with endometrial cancer in the fall, S-Curb Records president Steve Greenberg told the New York Times.

On May 2, singer Chaka Kahn tweeted that her friend Wright needed prayers. "My dear sister, Betty Wright, now she needs all your prayers," the tweet said. "In the name of Jesus, we pray for Sister Betty."

Wright was noted for her song "Clean Up Woman", which became a hit in the top five, according to a biography posted on her verified page.

She started singing the gospel to a family group, The Echoes of Joy, and released her first album in 1968 at the age of 14, titled "Girls Can't Do What Guys Can Do".

After the dissolution of her previous label, she created Mrs. B Records in 1985. She made history three years later when she became the first woman to make a gold record on her label according to her biography.

Her music would be remixed and reworked to be part of many modern songs such as "Real Love" by Mary J. Bleese. And Afrika Bambavata's "Zulu War Song".

Tributes were paid to the fallen singer on Sunday and many remembered her gifts for singing and teaching.

Greenberg had worked with Wright on projects and said that she was a big inspiration for upcoming artists.
"Was an amazing writer, producer, and mentor of young artists," Greenberg told The New York Times.

Skipp Marley tweeted photos of Wright with her late father and said in part to herself: "Relax for a legend, Betty Wright. Our beloved aunt, mentor and vocal coach."

Musician Sheila E. Tweeted, "She was a wonderful woman. We will miss you, Rani."

Singer Ledisi shared a photo of Wright in her younger days on Twitter, thanking her for being "a master teacher, a friend and best soul singer" in the industry.

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