Legendary R&B and soul performer Betty Wright has died at the age of 66.
Her cause of death has not been disclosed but social media posts have from fans and friends have been asking for prayers for her for about a week.
Wright was born Bessie Regina Norris in Miami, Florida, in 195. She got started singing gospel music with her family band before being discovered in the early 1970s.
She’s known for hits like “Clean Up Woman” and and her 1972 Grammy winning song “Where is the Love.
Her record label – Universal Music – described her as an artist who “influenced a generation of female singer-songwriters and continues to influence the world of hip hop.”
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(Cover photo: Betty Wright, left, and Nicholas Collins attend the Little Dreams Foundation Annual Music Auditions at Estefan Kitchen on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 in Miami. (Photo by Michele Eve Sandberg/Invision/AP)