R&B and Soul singer Betty Wright has passed away at the age of 66.
The No Pain (No Gain) and Tonight Is the Night hitmaker passed away on Sunday morning, her niece Bella confirmed.
‘I just lost my aunt this morning…. and now my mood has changed…. sleep in peace aunty Betty Wright. Fly high angel,’ she tweeted.
Her niece added in a tribute on Twitter: ‘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.’
Wright’s niece didn’t reveal the reason for death. Moreover, she has four children Aisha, Patrice, Chaka, and Asher.
The declaration came a week ago. However, Chaka Khan asked her fans to pray for Wright.
‘My beloved sister, Betty Wright is now in need of all your prayers [sic],’ Khan tweeted. ‘“Que Sera, Sera | Whatever Will Be, Will Be” In Jesus Name We Pray for Sister Betty All My Love Chaka.’
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