Singer Marva Wright, the Blues queen of New Orleans, dies at 62

Marva Wright, known as the Blues queen of New Orleans, died after suffering complications following a stroke. She was 62.

“At 6 a.m. this [Wednesday] morning, Marva suffered another stroke and passed away. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to her family, friends and loved ones. Information about services will be made available soon,” contactmusic.com quoted a statement on Wright’s website as saying.

Four children, 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild survive her.

Wright was hospitalised last June after suffering a serious stroke following a gig at the CoCo Club on Bourbon Street.

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Published in: on March 25, 2010 at 7:14 AM  Leave a Comment  
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