Sunday, August 29

Laura Branigan Exits

Many a disk jockey blew out a lung trying to talk over the intro to "Gloria"...
Laura Branigan dies

Laura Branigan, a Grammy-nominated pop singer whose 1982 platinum hit "Gloria" stayed atop the pop charts for a remarkable 36 weeks, has died. She was 47.

Branigan died of a brain aneurysm Thursday in her sleep at her home in East Quogue, said her brother, Mark Branigan. He said she had complained to a friend of a headache for about two weeks before she died, but had not sought medical attention.