What's up its Mrs. Toons! My selection today is Minnie Riperton she killed it on soul train with her 1975 single "Loving you" she was born as Minnie Julia Riperton on(November 8, 1947 – July 12, 1979) was an American singer-songwriter.She was married to songwriter and music producer Richard Rudolph in 1972.
Minnie riperton was known for her unique voice especially in "loving you". Which I think she paved the way for singers like Mariah Carey. She also made hits like "Back down memory lane" ,"inside my love" & "every time he comes around"

In January 1976 Riperton was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a radical mastectomy. By the time of diagnosis, the cancer had spread and she was given about six months to live. Despite the hard prognosis, she continued recording and touring. She was one of the first celebrities to go public with her breast cancer diagnosis, but did not disclose that she was terminally ill. In 1977, she became spokesman for the American Cancer Society. In 1978, Riperton also received the American Cancer Society's Courage Award which was presented to her at the White House by President Jimmy Carter. She died young at the age of 31 on July 12, 1979. Leaving two children behind. Life is short, embrace every moment! Stay humbled.

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