Brewster, New York, USA
Cause of Death
Brain aneurysm (In her sleep)
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East Quogue, New York, USA
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Laura Branigan (July 3, 1957 – August 26, 2004) was a popular American singer/actress from Brewster, New York, best known in the U.S. for the song "Gloria" (1982). She received the first of four Grammy Award nominations for the Platinum-selling hit. The following year, Branigan introduced the ballad "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You" (1983), which hit #1 on the U.S. Adult Contemporary chart. The same year, she had another Top-10 hit with "Solitaire". "Self Control" (1984) was her biggest-selling album, and the title track became an international smash. Her other Top-40 pop hits included "The Lucky One", "Spanish Eddie", and "Power of Love". She was of Irish and Italian ancestry.
Branigan died at her home on Long Island, New York, on August 26, 2004. Her death was attributed to a previously undiagnosed brain aneurysm. It was reported in the media that she had been experiencing headaches for several weeks before her death but did not seek medical attention. Her ashes were scattered over Long Island Sound.
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Laura Ann Branigan (July 3, 1952 – August 26, 2004) was an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Her signature song, the platinum-certified 1982 single "Gloria", stayed on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for 36 weeks, then a record for a female artist, peaking at number two. It also reached number one in Australia and Canada. In 1984, she reached number one in Canada and Germany with the U.S. number four hit "Self Control". She also had success in the United Kingdom with both "Gloria" and "Self Control" making the top ten there.
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Singer, Songwriter, Actress
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Laura Ann Branigan
American Academy of Dramatic Arts
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Spectrum Talent Agency
Pop, Dance, Pop Rock
Italo disco, dance, pop rock
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