The legendary Betty Wright has passed away.
The R&B/Soul icon was 66.
While we have yet to receive official confirmation of her passing, family and friends of the singer are reacting to the news on social media.
My auntie was a legend…. she helped me get my first paychecks singing background….. and I didn’t make it to see you this past week and that’s going to haunt me …. R.I.P. Betty Wright pic.twitter.com/62fCg5crYh
— #BELLA (@iBellaNIEMA) May 10, 2020
She sadly died this morning. We have a mutual friend who is very close to her
— Lorraine King (@lorrainemking) May 10, 2020
On May 2, Chaka Khan took to Twitter calling for payers for her ‘beloved sister’ as it appears she was battling an illness prior to her reported passing.
Calling all my #PrayWarriors | My beloved sister, Betty Wright @MsBettyWright, is now in need of all your prays.
“Que Sera, Sera | Whatever Will Be, Will Be”
In Jesus Name We Pray for Sister Betty
All My Love Chaka pic.twitter.com/krQcfWFl5r
— ? ????? ???? ? (@ChakaKhan) May 2, 2020
Betty Wright’s death comes at the end of a difficult weekend for the music industry and fans alike as we’ve said goodbye to Andre Harrell, Little Richard, and now Mrs. Wright in a matter of days.