Lady Marmalade singer and 1970s music legend Sarah Dash has died aged 76.
The former member of R&B group LaBelle died on Monday (September 20). In 2016 the National R&B Music Society gave Sarah the Lifetime Achievement Award.
LaBelle’s iconic tune Lady Marmalade was released in 1974, with its catchy chorus “voulez-vous coucher avec moi (ce soir)?” now world famous.
Christina Aguilera and Pink covered the song in 2001 for Moulin Rouge. The song was also released that year.
LaBelle cofounder Patti LaBelle said in a statement on Billboard: “We were just onstage together on Saturday [September 18] and it was such a powerful and special moment.
“Sarah Dash was an awesomely talented, beautiful and loving soul who blessed my life and the lives of so many others in more ways than I can say.
“She was a true giver, always serving and sharing her talent and time. I am heartbroken, as I know all of her loved ones and fans are.
“But I am certain that Sarah’s spirit, and all she has done for the world, will live on. I pray for peace and comfort through her precious memories. My dear sister, rest in power. I love you always!”
Sarah was born August 18th 1945 in Trenton, New Jersey.
In the middle 1960s, Sarah formed a musical duo called The Capris. She then formed a quartet together with Sundray, Sundray, and Nona Tucker known as The Ordettes.
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