Shirley Verrett

 

 

 

Age: 79

 

Summary: mezzo-soprano opera singer who was praised for her intensity during a career that spanned 40 years and was one of the top black opera singers of the 1970's and 1980's.

 

 

Cause of Death: Heart failure

 

Born: May 31, 1931

 

Died: November 5, 2010

 

Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan