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Soul music icon Betty Wright has died at age 66

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Posted at 10:11 AM, May 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-10 13:40:52-04

Soul music icon Betty Wright has died at the age of 66.

The R&B singer's niece announced her passing on social media but did not reveal a cause of death.

Wright's hit song "Where is the Love" received a Grammy award for Best R&B Song in 1976. She was later named the Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer for Individual Artists in 2000.

Some of her most well known songs include: Clean up Woman, Tonight is the Night, and No Pain.

Throughout her career she worked with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Beyonce, Diddy, Jennifer Lopez, Gloria Estefan, and The Roots.

In 2006, she appeared on the MTV reality show Making the Band as a vocal coach to DIddy's girl group Danity Kane.

Her cause of death remains unknown at this time. However, just last week singer Chaka Khan posted on Instagram that Wright was in need of prayers.