Singer Laura Branigan

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on February 11, 2007

Q What is singer Laura Branigan doing now?
—Donna Madden, Pine Knot, Ky.

The talented singer died Aug. 26, 2004, of a brain aneurysm. She was 47. While Branigan was best known for her 1982 hit single "Gloria," she continued to release albums, earning four Grammy nominations and a Top 10 hit in 2004 with a 20th anniversary re-recording of her dance hit "Self Control." Through the years, she juggled music and acting, appearing in popular TV series such as CHiPs and Knight Rider. In 2002, she received rave reviews for her portrayal of Janis Joplin in the New York stage play Love, Janis.