Death of Beverly Sills

May 25, 1929 - July 2, 2007
| Age 78

Opera star dies at 78
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Beverly Sills, the Brooklyn-born opera diva who was a global icon of can-do American culture with her dazzling voice, bubbly personality and management moxie in the arts world, died of cancer, her manager said. She was 78.

Weeks after being diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer, Sills died Monday evening at her Manhattan home, her family and doctor at her side, said her manager, Edgar Vincent. She had never been a smoker.

Beyond the music world, Sills gained fans worldwide...

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