Death of Albertina Walker

August 29, 1929 - October 8, 2010
Chicago, Illinois | Age 81

'Queen of Gospel' dies at age 81
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CARLA K. JOHNSON, The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Albertina Walker's singing once stopped the filming of a movie because so many actors were moved to tears by the "Queen of Gospel." At home in Chicago, she babied her beloved French poodles, wore rhinestone sunglasses and was a fixture at the city's gospel music festival.

The Grammy-winning singer died Friday at age 81 of respiratory failure at RML Specialty Hospital in Chicago, said her granddaughter, Tina Nance. Walker...

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