Dusty Springfield, the husky-voiced white soul singer who put her stamp on the 1960s with such hits as "Son of a Preacher Man" and "Wishin' and Hopin'," has died after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 59.
Springfield died Tuesday night at her home in Henley-on-Thames, about 30 miles west of London, said her agent, Paul Fenn.
"She was one of the icons of the music industry," Fenn said. "She was one of the most talented female singers of this century."
"I LOVED Dusty Springfield's voice. It was immediately recognizable because of her huskiness, phrasing, and a wonderful mild vibrato. This is 2014 and I just became aware she passed away in 1999 and was shocked. ..."
– Shannan, Fan,
Chehalis, WA, Aug 16, 2014
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