R.I.P. – Blues Legend Denise Lasalle Dies at 78!

We are sending our thoughts and prayers are with the family of R&B singer Denise LaSalle, who passed away Monday night.

According to The Jackson Sun, LaSalle, 78, had been battling an illness for an extended time and passed away surrounded by family and friends at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville.

She was considered the Queen of the Blues. LaSalle suffered from health issues in recent months, which reportedly led to the amputation of her right leg after she suffered a fall.

LaSalle achieved fame with her 1971 hit song “Trapped by a Thing Called Love” and is also well-known for “Now Run and Tell That.” Born Ora Denise Allen on a plantation in Sidon, Mississippi, she took LaSalle as a stage name after she moved to Chicago in her teens.

 

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