She may have blessed us with “Angel of the Night,” but Angela Bofill isn’t singing with the angels quite yet.
The jazzy R&B chanteuse behind such quiet-storm classics as “I Try,” “Tonight I Give In” and “I’m on Your Side” was at the center of a death hoax that rippled through social media in October. But thankfully, the 66-year-old legend is still very much alive — although she hasn’t been able to sing professionally since suffering two strokes in 2006 and 2007.
And with an Afro-Puerto Rican mother and a Cuban father, Bofill — who released her last album, Live from Manila, in 2006 — has been embraced by Black women since Day One. Here, she reveals how she found out she “died,” gives an update on her health and shares her fanboy moment with Denzel Washington.
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