DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Nancy Wilson (aged 81)
Nancy Sue Wilson (February 20, 1937 –December 13, 2018) was an American singer whose career spanned over five decades, beginning in the mid–1950s until retiring in the early–2010s. She was notable for her single “(You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am”.
DEATH: In August 2006, Wilson was hospitalized with anemia and potassium deficiency, and was on I.V. sustenance while undergoing a complete battery of tests. She was unable to attend the UNCF Evening of Stars Tribute to Aretha Franklin and had to cancel the engagement. All of her other engagements were on hold, pending doctors’ reports for that month. In March 2008, she was hospitalized for lung complications, recovered and claimed to be doing well. In the same year, her husband, Wiley Burton, died after suffering from renal cancer.
Wilson died from a long-illness on December 13, 2018 at her home in Pioneertown, California at the age of 81.