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Take A Moment To Remember The Greatness Of Legendary Jazz Singer Nancy Wilson

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Legendary jazz singer and self-described “song stylist” Nancy Wilson has died at the age of 81.

According to her manager, Devra Hall, the three-time Grammy-winning artist passed away peacefully Thursday at her home after a long illness.

In addition to her illustrious music career, many millennials may remember her from her appearances on “The Cosby Show” as Martin’s (Denise’s husband) mother, NuNu.

Originally from Chillicothe, Ohio, Wilson initially focused on R&B music, but later excelled at jazz ballads and torch songs making her debut with the 1961’s single, “Guess Who I Saw Today.”

Just three years later, her biggest hit came in 1964 with “(You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am.” It reached the No. 11 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart and earned her a Grammy Award for best R&B recording.

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Wilson is survived by her three children and five grandchildren. According to CNN,” as per Wilson’s wishes, there will be no funeral service. Instead, her family will hold a celebration of her life, most likely in February, the month of her birth.”

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