Barry White's sister SAUNDRA has sent out a special thankyou after being amazed at the support the late soul superstar's fans have given the family.

Saundra, who will continue to run the foundation her brother created to help struggling inner city children learn more about the music industry, says the outpouring of good wishes from White's devotees has been a tonic as she mourns his death.

In a statement released yesterday (17JUL03), she says, "I wish to send all his wonderful loyal fans my most sincere thoughts of appreciation for your well wishes and prayers during this most difficult time.

"Without you, neither Barry nor the White family would have enjoyed the vast experiences of showbiz for more than two decades. Thank you."

18/07/2003 09:38