Laura Branigan has died. Link included.

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  1. DouglasRobert

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    According to this website she died of a brain aneurysm during her sleep on August 26, 2004.

    She sang Gloria and Self Control in the 1980's.

    This is the first I heard of this, so I would wait for confirmation from a realible news agency.

    This is supposed to be her Official Website, but I don't know for sure.

    Here is the link.

    News of Laura Branigan;s Death
     
  2. Danny Tse

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    RIP Laura
     
  3. Keith Paynter

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    Wow...only 47 years young. Tragic.[​IMG]



    Think of Laura - Christopher Cross

    Every once in a while I'd see her smile
    And she'd turn my day around
    A girl with those eyes could stare through the lies
    And see what your heart was saying

    Think of Laura but laugh don't cry
    I know she'd want it that way
    When you think of Laura laugh don't cry
    I know she'd want it that way

    A friend of a friend, a friend till the end
    That's the kind of girl she was
    Taken away so young
    Taken away without a warning

    I know you and you're here
    In everyday we live
    I know her and she's here
    I can feel her when I sing

    Hey Laura, where are you now
    Are you far away from here
    I don't think so
    I think you're here
    Taking our tears away

    Think of Laura but laugh don't cry
    I know she'd want it that way
    When you think of Laura laugh don't cry
    I know she'd want it that way
     
  4. David Coleman

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    Yes this is sad news![​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. SteveGon

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    Wow, this is a shocker. While I never followed Branigan's career, her song Gloria has proved to be an indelible memory of the eighties. [​IMG]
     
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    I was watching This Week on ABC and saw this about her. I was quite shocked.
     
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    Can't say that I was ever a fan.

    I just remember when her version of Gloria came out I was already sick of the song - since it was an Italian hit song for years before that.
     
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    Just heard the news on the radio this morning, and I couldn't believe she passed away so young. She had been complaining about headaches, but didn't seek medical attention and just died in her sleep. Wow.
     
  9. John Kilduff

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    My favorite Laura Branigan song is "Self Control". The video, directed by William Friedkin, is one of those most erotic things I've ever seen (even in the edited-for-MTV version).

    She was a great singer, and I'll miss her work.

    Sincerely,

    John Kilduff...

    I hope this is the last noted 80s singer to die for a while.
     
  10. Malcolm R

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    Great lady with a great voice. Shame we'll probably never get to hear the new album she was working on recently, her first in more than 10 years.

    Lots of great songs in her career (Solitaire, Gloria, Spanish Eddie, Ti Amo, How Am I Supposed to Live Without You, The Power of Love), but I've always been in love with the Touch album (save for the head-scratching inclusion of "Name Game").

    I see her greatest hits package, Best of Branigan has moved up to #15 at Amazon.com.

    RIP, Laura. [​IMG]
     
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    Here's what bothers me is this; how the hell does one tell the difference between the pain from a headache and something much more severe?

    I get headaches and my wife gets migrains(or at least used to; not very often now though). I guess I could go to bed thinking it's a sinus headache and die in my sleep. Or anybody could for that matter.
     
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    "self control" will always have a special place in my heart as it reminds me of my dad (he passed away years ago.)

    we used to work in the same restaurant in the kitchen and everytime that song would come on (and i remember it came on a lot) he would crank the stereo.

    he absolutely loved that song! [​IMG]
     
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    I remember seeing the video for Gloria and thinking that she was so damn pretty....rest in peace, you left us too young.
     
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    I think the key is duration. Apparently she'd been having headaches for nearly 2 weeks.

    The length of time she suffered symptoms makes it even more tragic since it was apparently a very small rupture that probably could have been treated. [​IMG]
     
  15. MikeH1

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    Gloria is probably the first song I remember getting overplayed on the radio and it was a favorite when I was young. I was 8 years old in 1982 and my family drove to Seattle Washington from Campbell River BC to visit my step dad's brother Neil. I rememeber my brother, mom and I trying to find their house in this huge city and we must have drove around for 3 or 4 hours looking for it. It seemed like Gloria was playing on the radio the whole time, but more realisticly it was probably played every hour.

    RIP Laura.
     
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    Didn't realise until listening to XM today that she did "Power Of Love" as well (Which Celene Dion ran into the ground years later.) Looking at the credits, it looks like Jennifer Rush was originally responsible for it...

    Jason
     
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    Jason,

    Brace yourself....Air Supply also did "Power of Love".

    I wonder what's on the "unrated" version of the Self Control video. When I was in high school, I keep hearing about it.
     
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    Yeah, I did see that in the All Music Guide. [​IMG]

    Jason
     
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    r.e. "Gloria"I was at an Italian Restaurant and heard that song. I laughed because I thought they were covering Lauras song. [​IMG]

    Sad news about her death. [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG] Very Big Bummer I was a big fan.
     

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