Koko Taylor, Queen of Blues, die

Posted 7:33 AM by crkota in Labels:
The talented and powerful blues singer has passed away today.

Just when you start to enjoy reading your daily dose of entertainment articles online, you stumble upon an article about the death of a beloved entertainer, and in this case it’s Koko Taylor. Today, Koko Taylor, an American blues musician, has died at the age of 80 from complications after having gastrointestinal surgery, reported by ChicagoTribune.com. Her surgery was on May 19 and 15 days later, she took the turn for the worst.

She had many popular songs, such as “Hey Bartender,” “I’m a Woman,” and her most famous track, “Wang Wang Doodle.”

Blues singer and musician Ronnie Baker Brooks said, “The passion that she brought and the fire and the growl in her voice when she sang was the truth,” according to The Associate Press.

Koko Taylor had a tremendous singing career for 50 years. Her last performance was at the Blues Music Awards in Memphis, Tenn. Having been given a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album in 1985, Koko Taylor will live on through her music.

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