Labelle, Flack And Pendergrass Pay Respects To Vandross

Music stars PATTI LaBELLE, ROBERTA FLACK and TEDDY PENDERGRASS have paid their respects to late soul singer LUTHER VANDROSS in a New York City funeral home.

Grammy-winning singer Vandross died on Friday (01JUL05) after failing to fully recover from a stroke in 2003.

Soul star LaBelle, 61, sat in the front row of the parlour in Manhattan's Frank E Campbell Funeral Home yesterday (06JUL05), consoling the hundreds of fans who arrived to say goodbye to their idol.

When one fan began sobbing loudly, LaBelle told her, "Let it out, lady. Let it out."

Flack and Pendergrass joined the line of people waiting to see Vandross in his white coffin, reports the New York Daily News.

Vandross' back-up singer KEVIN OWENS laments, "He cared so much about the public, about what they would see and hear."

A memorial service for the NEVER TOO MUCH hitmaker will be held at nearby Riverside Church tomorrow (08JUL05).

08/07/2005 12:55

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Tags: Patti Labelle - Roberta Flack - Teddy Pendergrass - Luther Vandross


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Luther will certainly dance with his father. May his soul rest in eternal peace. May God grant his family strength and courage to make it through the coming days.
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good bye and may you rest in peace Luther. I grew up with this wonderful soul singer and my mum loved him i wish it had been televised so we in England could of shared the moment of saying goodbye.
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A House Is Not A Home was the first song i learnt to sing when i was younger. Watching you sing it live at Wembley was an inspiration to me and i'll never forget it. Your songs are the only ones my grandparents, who raised me, would let me play really loud!! Thank you for your songs, your wisdom to teach people not just how to make love, but just love, and BE loved. Miss you.
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Jesus is now enjoying your voice in person I will see you soon and we'll celebrate with Jesus together you will live in my heart until I see you in heavento the family of Luther may you receive blessings and find peace in your time of sorrow and may many come to know Jesus.Sincerely, Michele Dorta
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