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Posted: January 09, 2018

Blues, R&B singer Denise LaSalle dead at 78


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By Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

JACKSON, Tenn. —

Blues and R&B legend Denise LaSalle has died at 78 years old.

The Jackson Sun reported that the singer, known for hits such as “Trapped by a Thing Called Love” and “Now Run and Tell That,” died in Jackson, Tennessee. Her death was confirmed by an email from family spokesman Howard Rambsy.

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Known as the “Queen of the Blues,” WBBJ reported that the songwriter dealt with health problems in recent years, including heart problems. She had her right leg amputated after a prior fall, The Jackson Sun reported in October 2017.

LaSalle is survived by her husband, former radio personality and disc jockey James “Super Wolfe” Wolfe Jr. 


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