The soulful Betty White died of cancer Sunday at the age of 66 in her Miami home, according to Billboard.
She had been diagnosed with endometrial cancer in the fall.
Wright’s career started with her family’s gospel group, according to Billboard, and she released her first album at the age of 14 in 1968.
The Macon, Georgia, native had a long career after that saw him becoming one of the first inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, getting a street named after him in his home town and receiving The Grammy lifetime achievement award in 1993.
Harrell is credited with mentoring Sean Diddy Combs as well as discovering and launching the careers of various artists and entertainers.
He got his start in 1980s with as one of two members in the rap group Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde. Harrell was then hired by Def Jam Records where he worked as vice president and then became a general manager of the label.
It was when he founded Uptown Records that things really took off. He hired Diddy as an intern and launched the careers of Mary J. Blige, Heavy D and The Boyz, Jodeci and Teddy Riley.