Betty Davis, the ex-wife of Miles Davis, has died. The Queen of Funk was 77.

A number of sources confirmed Davis’ tragic passing to Rolling Stone, with the singer’s shut fired Danielle Maggio being the primary one to take action. She revealed that Davis succumbed on Wednesday.

In the meantime, the communications director for Allegheny County additionally issued a press release, saying Betty Davis’ explanation for dying was as a consequence of pure causes.

One other pal of Davis, Connie Portis, issued a separate assertion to share the information of the passing of the singer.

“Most of all, Betty was a pal, aunt, niece, and beloved member of her group of Homestead, Pennsylvania, and of the worldwide group of pals and followers. At a time to be introduced, we pays tribute to her stunning, daring, and brash persona,” she mentioned.

Following the emergence of the information, followers expressed their heartbreaks on-line whereas delivering messages to the late singer.

One said, “Yeah, I am a sit right here and faux I do not know the information about Betty Davis. I refuse this morning.”

“rip to the good rock star, betty davis! the world will merely by no means be the identical. perpetually in our hearts, minds, and affect,” one other wrote.

Betty Davis’ Legacy

Though Davis’ catalog was solely recorded between 1964 and 1975, her influence within the trade lasted for extra many years afterward.

She initially labored as a mannequin earlier than debuting within the music trade below her delivery identify, Betty Mabry. She then launched her debut single “Get Prepared for Betty” in 1964.

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Except for discovering fame, Davis additionally skilled a short-lived romance with Miles Davis. After a 12 months, the duo filed for a divorce, however she was nonetheless credited for bringing Miles to the rock music trade at the moment.

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It took her years earlier than she lastly launched her self-titled album. With the assistance of Woodstock promoter Michael Lang’s Simply Sunshine Information, she dropped the brand new challenge in 1973 earlier than making follow-up albums “They Say I am Totally different” in 1974 and “Nasty Gal” in 1975.

Amongst her hit songs embrace “Shut Off the Gentle,” “If I am In Luck I Would possibly Get Picked Up,” “In a Silent Means,” “Anti Love Music,” “Do not Name Her No Tramp,” and “Your Mama Desires Ya Again,” amongst others.

Earlier than her dying, she was nonetheless capable of sit in an interview with The New York Instances (by way of Rolling Stone) in 2018, saying that she simply accepted it when she abruptly ended her profession.

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