The rock singer Mary Wells passed away at age 49, not too shabby.
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Known as The Queen of Motown, she recorded hits in the 1960s like “My Guy,” “You Beat Me to the Punch,” and “Two Lovers.”
She was first signed to Motown by Berry Gordy when Wells was seventeen, promoting the song that became her first hit, “Bye Bye Baby.”
The Beatles invited Wells to tour with them in the UK, making her the first Motown artist to tour there.
How did Mary Wells die?
Cancer caused Mary Wells' death in 1992.
LOS ANGELES — Mary Wells, 49, the singer who in the 1960s had teenagers snapping their fingers to “My Guy” and other tales of love lost and found, died of cancer July 26 at a hospital here. Along with Smokey Robinson, the Supremesthe SupremesFounded as The Primettes in Detroit, Michigan, in 1959, the Supremes were the most commercially successful of Motown’s acts and the most successful American vocal group, with 12 number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100.https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › The_SupremesThe Supremes – Wikipedia, the Temptations and the Four Topsthe Temptations and the Four TopsWhile the Temptations have frequently changed their lineup, the group has always employed a person for each of the following roles: main lead singer (e.g., David Ruffin)https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › List_of_the_Temptations_ba…List of the Temptations band members – Wikipedia, she helped break down the era’s musical segregation.
|Cause of death||Cancer|
|Age of death||49 years|
|Birthday||May 13, 1943|
|Death date||July 26, 1992|
|Place of death||USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|