American singer-songwriter Betty Wright lost her life today at the age of 66. Her niece Bella has informed about the death of the singer.
The singer is known for her stage name Betty Wright gained popularity in the 1970s after her hits such as ‘Tonight is the Night’ and ‘Clean Up Woman’. Her niece confirmed that she has died today.
Bella paid tribute to her aunt and said that she was a legend. She also revealed that Betty helped her getting her first paycheck. Bella expressed her sadness because she didn’t see her for the past two weeks.
Her niece didn’t inform about the cause of her death. Star Chaka khan previously asked her fans to pray for the singer. And a week after her appeal she has died.
Betty dropped her song Mother Wit independently and got fame as the best black artist who dropped her own label independently.
She was nominated for Grammys award twice. She survived with five children. Her son was murdered when he was 21 years old in 2005.