Betty Davis, the funk singer who changed the landscape for female artists by busting social rules imposed on women and insisted on complete control of her image and recordings to stunning effect, has died at the age of 77.
Her death was announced on Facebook by Betty – They Say I’m Different with the following statements.
Dear all, with great sadness we share with you the news that Betty Mabry Davis, after a brief illness, has transitioned into another space. She passed today in Pittsburgh – peacefully and with those who loved her by her side. Betty remained Queen Betty until the end – independent, fierce and beautiful. She left just as she came, on her own terms, burning bright and forging her path into the next world in the way she wanted. Her legacy is all around us. For those who wish to honor Betty’s life – we will announce more soon. Love / Phil, Damon & Giovanna.
Constance Portis also confirmed her death on social media.
At 4:40 a.m. EST on February 9, 2022, visionary singer, songwriter, producer, and fashion icon Betty Mabry Davis began her eternal rest.
Our hearts are incredibly heavy today. Betty has been the guiding light in everything we do at Light in the Attic. Her unbending DIY ethic and groundbreaking spirit will live on forever. We are going to miss her so much.Betty Davis ForeverPhoto by and courtesy of Robert BrennerMore words from friends and fans of Betty are available at Betty-Davis.com
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Betty Davis Cause of Death.
There was no information her cause of death on the statement released to the general public by her family. .
“I am devastated to report that my dear friend, pioneering songwriter, singer and producer, Betty Davis, has transitioned out of this physical world. There was no pain or fear. I don’t have the words to express what Betty meant to me at this moment, but I will be writing more very soon. All I can say right now is that knowing Betty has been the greatest honor of my life. I love you, Betty. Thank you for sharing your beautiful presence with me. Your music and spirit will live on forever.”
Abram Valdez said : Just saw the Betty Davis news. I was one of those poor saps that came late to her music. Mostly as a result of Mike Judge’s Tales from the Tour Bus. Hate that it took me so long to find it. last 20 years it’s just because of money
Chicken Tetrazzini said : So crazy Betty Davis died today because I was thinking about this album and how I wanted to listen to it again and also how it was cute that Miles put her on the cover of his album
James UnWorthy wrote : REST IN PEACE TO THE ULTIMATE QUEEN IF FUNK BETTY DAVIS. One of the greatest voices I’ve ever heard, please look her up, you will not be disappointed. May her soul find peace
RIP to the legendary musician & producer #BettyDavis, who departed this realm today. My wife @saucequeen_pgh was very close w/ her and got to say goodbye along w/ Betty’s close friends & family this week. She was godmother to our son & one of the coolest people I’ll ever know