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"Remembering Angela Bofill: R&B, Pop, and Jazz Icon"
16/06/2024 01:44 in Music

Angela Bofill, renowned for her soulful hits, passed away at age 70 on June 13, 2024. Her friend and manager, Rich Engel, confirmed her death via Facebook posts and shared plans for a June 28 funeral. The service for the R&B singer, best remembered for hits like "This Time I’ll Be Sweeter," "I Try," and "Angel of the Night," will be held at St. Dominick’s Church in California on June 28 at 1 p.m. A subsequent Facebook post confirmed Angela Bofill’s passing, also mentioning her daughter, Shauna Bofill, and husband, Chris Portuguese, as mourners. Angela Bofill was born on May 2, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York, to a Cuban father and Puerto Rican mother. She grew up listening to Latin music and was influenced by Afro-American performers. Angela Bofill’s musical journey began in her teenage years with Ricardo Marrero & the Group and the Dance Theater of Harlem chorus, eventually leading to her debut album, "Angie," in 1978. This album included her breakthrough hit "This Time I’ll Be Sweeter" and the celebrated jazz piece "Under the Moon and Over the Sky," marking her impact on music enthusiasts worldwide.

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