Koko Taylor Dies
June 3, 2009 at 4:59 PM (PT)
CHICAGO clues legend KOKO TAYLOR has died after complications from surgery at the age of 80. AP reports that she was in NORTHWESTERN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL in EVANSTON, IL. after having surgery for a gastrointestinal bleed
Born CORA WALTON just outside of MEMPHIS, TAYLOR WAS the daughter of a sharecropper who eventually moved to CHICAGO, where she would embark on a 50-year career, prompting many to call her the "Queen of the Blues." TAYLOR was nominated seven times for GRAMMY Awards and won in 1984.