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'Mr. Big Stuff' singer Jean Knight dies at 80

  • Jean Knight, a New Orleans-born soul singer known for her 1971 hit “Mr. Big Stuff,” has died at 80. Family, friends, fans and veterans of the music world mourned the loss of the Grammy-nominated singer who was considered a musical powerhouse and an integral part of New Orleans' cultural legacy. Knight died Wednesday of natural causes in Tampa, Florida, where she was living, said family representative Mona Giamanco.

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Legendary Musician Allen Toussaint Dies at 77

New Orleans music legend Allen Toussaint has died at the age of 77. Toussaint`s family confirmed to WGNO, the musician was on tour in Madrid, Spain and suffered a heart attack shortly after his performance.
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