Blues and R&B legend Denise LaSalle has died at 78 years old.
The Jackson Sun reported that the singer, known for hits such as “Trapped by a Thing Called Love” and “Now Run and Tell That,” died in Jackson, Tennessee. Her death was confirmed by an email from family spokesman Howard Rambsy.
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Known as the “Queen of the Blues,” WBBJ reported that the songwriter dealt with health problems in recent years, including heart problems. She had her right leg amputated after a prior fall, The Jackson Sun reported in October 2017.
LaSalle is survived by her husband, former radio personality and disc jockey James “Super Wolfe” Wolfe Jr.