Grammy Award-Winning R&B Singer Betty Wright, Dies at 66.
Betty Wright, whose hits include”No Pain, (No Gain)” and “Today around evening time Is the Night,” has died. She was 66.
Updates on her passing was shared on Sunday morning by her niece.“I just lost my aunt this morning…. and now my mood has changed…. sleep in peace aunty Betty Wright,” she composed on twitter “Fly high angel.”
Considering the kindness betty showed her over the years, bella expressed regret at not being able to pay her one last visit. “My auntie was a legend…. she helped me get my first paychecks singing background….. and I didn’t make it to see you this past week and that’s going to haunt me …. R.I.P. Betty Wright,” she wrote.
Although she did not disclose the cause of betty’s death, The news of her death came just over a week Chaka Khan asked her followers to pray for the singer on twitter.
Wright began her decades-long musical career at just 12 years old when she secured her first record deal.
The Miami native, born Bessie Regina Norris, began topping charts in the early ’70s with her hit song “Clean Up Woman” that landed her the No. 2 spot on the R&B list and earned her an RIAA Gold record. She went on to release more than 10 top 20 hit songs.
The six-time Grammy nominee won her first and only award in 1976 for her song “Where Is the Love.”
Rest in peace betty wright.