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    "Poetry Man" Singer Phoebe Snow Dead at 60

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    Let's pause to celebrate the moments of Phoebe Snow's life.

    The singer-songwriter, best known for her 1975 hit "Poetry Man," passed away this morning from complications related to a brain hemorrhage she suffered last year. She was 60.

    Snow also lent her distinctive voice to several commercials, including the famous "Celebrate the Moments of Your Life" ads for General Foods International Coffees. She also sang the theme song for the Cosby Show spinoff A Different World.

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    Soon after being nominated for a Best New Artist Grammy in 1975, though, Snow decided to make caring for daughter Valerie, who was born with severe brain damage, her primary focus.

    "Occasionally I put an album out, but I didn't like to tour," Snow told the San Francisco Chronicle in 2008. "But you know what? It didn't really matter because I got to stay home more with Valerie [who died in 2007 at age 31], and that time was precious."

    In addition to her solo work, Snow also collaborated and toured with such artists as Jackson Browne, Paul Simon and Steely Dan's Donald Fagen.

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