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by Andy TowleMay 10, 2010 | 6:35am
May 10, 2010 at 7:54 am
No cause of death was given? She was 92! Do you think she died fighting fires on an oil rig in the gulf?
May 10, 2010 at 8:05 am
Such a great talent that will be missed.
May 10, 2010 at 8:16 am
Great talent and woman who managed to look great at every age. She will be missed.
May 10, 2010 at 8:50 am
She was a true original. A gift.
When I was just a little kid I knew I was different from my friends, but it was the memory of Ms. Horne singing this song that gave me just that nudge of confidence. It’s always been one of my favorites.
Derek Washington says
May 10, 2010 at 9:03 am
Somehow, when I was a kid, I came across a 45 of her singing the Beatles “Rocky Racoon” and fell in love with her.
Later, I read about how she refused to sing for Nazi POWs while Colored troops had to sit in the back of those murderers. It was one of the first times that I felt proud of someone standing up to stupidity.
A great and strong lady with loads of class who will always be remembered.
May 10, 2010 at 10:04 am
she was a very classy lady with alot of strong beliefs and talent the world. needs more like her their would be less intolerance in it
May 10, 2010 at 10:20 am
There’ve only been two celebrity deaths in the past 10 years that have affected me this deeply: Katharine Hepburn and Heath Ledger. Horne was in a class by herself. She was arguably one of the most beautiful women in the world, and her jazz chops were impeccable. (Pick up “The Lady and Her Music” ASAP.) Her appearances in movies (underused) and on TV (much better use of her talents) were unforgettable. Her fierce activism on behalf of civil rights was unquenchable. She also gave interviews where she spoke eloquently about her love for her gay friend composer Billy Strayhorn. I never sent her flowers (damn!), but I’m so glad that she lived long enough to see Obama become president. Truly, one of the last great ladies has taken her final bow.
May 10, 2010 at 10:43 am
OMG. What a sad day. Beautiful woman, entertainer and outspoken civil rights activist. As Fred Sanford might say, “Long live The Horne!”
May 10, 2010 at 1:48 pm
a classy and beautuful woman with a one-of-a-kind voice. r.i.p.
May 10, 2010 at 2:06 pm
They die so young…
May 10, 2010 at 5:13 pm
A great and beautiful “LADY”. When I saw her for the first time, I asked my mother if she was a ‘princess’.
May she rest in peace and may her loved ones find comfort in their grief.
May 10, 2010 at 6:28 pm
A long time love… RIP.
May 10, 2010 at 6:59 pm
@ Michael. Thanks for sharing that youtube video. I am close to tears at the thought of that brilliant, talented woman singing about COLOR to a green frog. Somehow, of course, she understood completely….. Kudos to the Muppet folks, as well, for ‘getting it’.
Lamar Cole says
May 12, 2010 at 7:53 pm
Lena Horne was a lovely lady and always a class act.
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