Soul Singer Betty Wright Dead at 66

R&B singer, Betty Wright, has passed away. The legendary singer was 66 years old.

By Alyssa Morin May 10, 2020 3:47 PMTags
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Sadly, another music legend has passed away.

Just one day ago, the world of music lost Little Richard and Andre Harrell. On Sunday, multiple outlets (including Essence, TMZ and others) reported that soul singer Betty Wright died.

She was 66 years old.

At this time, it's unknown what caused the legendary songstress' death. However, Chaka Khan hinted that something was wrong with Wright earlier this month.

"Calling all my #PrayWarriors | My beloved sister, Betty Wright @MsBettyWright, is now in need of all your prays," Khan shared on Twitter on May 2.

Wright is best known for her popular R&B hits like "Tonight Is the Night," "No Pain, (No Gain)," "Clean Up Woman" and "Girls Can't Do What the Guys Do" to name a few.

Moreover, the soul singer appeared on the reality TV series, Making the Band, where she acted as a vocal coach. She also partnered with The Roots for the film project, Betty Wright: The Movie.

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Upon hearing about Wright's passing, many celebrities and fans have shared their heartache.

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Eric West wrote on Twitter, "Wow! Didn't expect to wake up to news that the legendary soul singer Betty Wright passed away. 2020 has been such a year to remember. I was just watching her #Unsung special a few weeks ago! Rest In Power!"

"Waking up to news that another one of our legends has passed away is something I just won't be able to get used to. My heart hurts. The tears sting," Sy Smith expressed. "Sending love to her family, her children, her friends. Thank you for teaching us Miss Betty."

Leon Neyfakh shared a sweet antidote about the late songstress.

"RIP betty wright. here she is 6 years ago telling me the story of @djkhaled convincing her to record the hook for "sanctified." she was falling asleep when he called," he wrote.

E! News has reached out to Wright's team for more clarification surrounding her death.