R&B Legend Betty Wright Dies at 66

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R&B and funk singer Betty Wright, who is known for her tell-it-like-it-is hits like “Clean Up Woman” and “Tonight is the Night”, has died at age 66.

She had been diagnosed and been battling with endometrial cancer in the fall of 2019, according to The New York Times.

Wright’s passing comes as another blow to the music community as she, Little Richard, and Uptown Records founder Andre Harrell all died on the same weekend.