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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.


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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