17:09 31 January 2013
The singer Patty Andrews has died in America at the age of 94. Patty was the youngest member of the singing group The Andrews Sisters,who were popular in the 40s and 50s for their swing hits.
A statement released by Patty’s spokesperson confirmed the news, where it was also confirmed that the star died due to natural causes. It is understood she passed away in her home in Los Angeles, USA.
The group, who achieved much success during their career, was made up of three members. Patty was in the group with her two sisters Maxene and LaVerne, where they all enjoyed success from many hit songs such as ‘Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy’.
The sisters, who were born in Minnesota, a mid-western American state, were also famed for their efforts in providing entertainment to the Allied forces during World War Two.
The Andrews Sisterswere also known for appearing in many different films, including Argentine Nights and Buck Privates. As well as these, they starred in the film Road to Rio where they sang alongside American singer and actor Bing Crosby.
The group’s music has since been covered by other stars such as Christina Aguilera, the American singer who is popular for hit songs ‘Beautiful’ and ‘Genie in a Bottle’, and Bette Midler; the award-winning singer and actress, who is famous for films such as The Stepford Wives.
LaVerne Sophia Andrews was born in 1911 and died in 1967, and Maxene Angelyn Andrews died in 1995 after suffering from a heart attack.
The popular group reportedly sold at least 75million records during their career.
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