Legendary R&B Star Dead at 80

Legendary R&B Star Dead at 80

(WatchDogReport.org) – Iconic R&B singer Jean Knight died of natural causes on November 22. She was considered one of the greatest voices of the 1970s and was known all around the world because of her famous hit “Mr. Big Stuff,” which dropped in 1971. Her publicist said in a statement she died peacefully at the age of 80.

In a separate statement, the singer’s family recounted her career and said that her legacy is not exclusively related to music, as it’s a “testament” to the “enduring love” between an artist, the place where she lived, and those who love her. The family added that the R&B singer was an “iconic soulstress,” and noted that her fans in New Orleans and all around the world are joining together in “gratitude” for an artist who left an “indelible mark.”

As reported by different media outlets, “Mr. Big Stuff” was one of the greatest songs in R&B’s history, not only because of its rhythm and musical composition but also because of its massive success. The song ended up being a constant presence in numerous films and TV shows in the United States and other nations across the globe. Most recently, the song appeared on series like The Deuce, Everwood, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Black-Ish, and even Family Guy.

Knight’s famous song was also remixed, sampled, and covered by different artists, who have described her as an inspiration and the greatest example of “talent and heart.” Some of these include John Legend, The Beastie Boys, Girl Talk, Everclear, Queen Latifah, TLC, Eazy-E, and Heavy D & The Boyz.

In addition to “Mr. Big Stuff,” Knight also released successful songs that became massive hits. One of these was “My Toot Toot,” which was released in 1985 and is considered one of the greatest songs of the 1980s. Some other popular songs include “Jesse Joe,” “Do Me,” “Helping Man,” “Carry On,” “You Think You’re Hot Stuff,” and “You Got to Go.”

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