Singer Dee Dee Warwick dies at 63

Artist performed with older sister Dionne

Dee Dee Warwick, a soul singer who won recognition for both her solo work and her performances with her older sister Dionne Warwick, has died. She was 63.

Warwick died Saturday at a nursing home in Essex County, said Kevin Sasaki, a family spokesman. She had been in failing health in recent months, he said, and her sister was with her when she died.

Warwick had several hits on the soul and R&B charts in the 1960s and 70s, including “Foolish Fool,” “She Didn’t Know (She Kept on Talking)” and a version of “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me” that was later covered by Diana Ross and The Supremes.

Warwick also was a two-time Grammy Award nominee and sang backup for Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett and others before starting her solo career.

Warwick was the niece of gospel singer Cissy Houston and a cousin of Whitney Houston.

The Associated Press Obituary posted at Variety.Com Music continues here.

Is there something in the water that our beloved musical artists of the 20th Century are drinking lately?!

So talented and so young. My condolences to the family of Dee Dee Warick. May she R.I.P.

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  1. […] glorious love song “IGMYLM” was first released in 1966 as a single and also appeared on Dee Dee Warwick’s first of three Mercury albums, “I Want To Be With You,” released in 1967. Miss Warwick, […]

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