Betty Wright has died, according to a statement posted online on May. 10, 2020.
Betty Wright, the soul and R&B star, has died. Her niece confirmed the news, TMZ reports. In addition to recording hit singles that would be prominently sampled for years to come, Wright had a prolific career as a producer and background vocalist. She was 66.
Betty Wright, the R&B star behind hits like “Clean Up Woman,” has died https://t.co/eSkPpbpHzy
— Pitchfork (@pitchfork) May 10, 2020
Cause of Death.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
This weekend is so heavy with the losses and mourning of our legends. Andre Harrell, Little Richard and Betty Wright all gave us so much.
Betty Wright or Ms. B to us was the funniest, realest, kindest spirit. She was one of our vocal trainers during the beginnings of DK. I loved that she was unafraid to add grit to any lyric. she helped us emote and find our voices as women in the industry. Thank you Ms. B. RIP.
Marc Lamont Hill
My mother rarely played music, especially non-gospel music, in the car. But Betty Wright always made the cut. So many days spent listening to “No Pain, No Gain.” Guessing that song meant something special to her. Betty Wright had that way about her.
Talib Kweli Greene
Crazy that Mary J Blige burst on the scene & rocketed to stardom with “Real Love” & Real Love Remix…a song that was on Andre Harrell’s Uptown Records label, which borrowed Betty Wright’s “Clean Up Woman” instrumental. Now Andre & Betty have died within hours of each other Exploding head
This Is SumBS9️⃣5️⃣7️⃣0️⃣
! Andre Harrell, Little Richard and now Betty Wright. Can you push control, alt, delete on 2020? This shit needs to be re-fucking-booted.
Now I can’t get it out of my head…
‘Your love, keep it newwwwww….see the world thru coloured glasses..’ Musical noteMusical note #BettyWright Growing heart
I’m In the kitchen with my granny playing No pain, No gain by Betty Wright. I’m cooking cabbage, my sister is cooking collard greens, and my cousins is making yams. Whew it feels good to be back home in Mississippi.
#ripbettywright she was a big part of my childhood… my mother loved her some #bettywright & would always have her music blasting in the house so I had no chance but too become a fan.. saw her a few years back in Overtown doing what she loved… rest well to the Miami legend Red heart
Be a cook in the kitchen a lady in the streets you can’t show your teeth to every guy you meet. It’s alright to be a little sweet but be momma to the kids and you know what in the sheets NO PAIN!! REST EASY #bettywright you will be missed by Disappointed but relieved faceDisappointed but relieved faceDisappointed but relieved face
KeefaFlag of Uganda
A Miami icon, a Soul and R&B legend. An innovator, a pioneer, a creative force that stormed the music world over 50 years ago and left a lasting imprint has transitioned over to the ancestral plane. Rest well,
Black music continues to experience losses in 2020. Andre Harrell, Little Richard, Bill Withers, Ellis Louis Marsalis Jr and now #BettyWright. Condolences to her family and friends, may she Rest in Power
Gutted to hear that
has passed away. Her music has kept me going at many points over the years since I first picked up on her in the late eighties. Was fortunate enough to see her a couple of times including.
What?! Just watched her Unsung and was still raving. Still listening to the music. She inspired me. Not very many people move me but she did. Damn. Rest in Peace, Queen. Prayers for her loved ones. #BettyWright