In honor of her, I wanted to just post this video and direct you the her obituary from The New York Times, which is (obviously) better and more comprehensive than anything I could write.
I am always saddened to hear about celebrity deaths but this one struck me particularly hard. I woke up, logged into Facebook and instantly saw the update from Rolling Stone, Spin, and Pitchfork…
I didn’t contemplate going back to bed, but I did hang my head… For you, LaDonna Gaines. “Hot Stuff” is one of my all-time favorite songs and she never lost her voice, even in 2009 for this sped-up rock version just three years before her death.
[December 31, 1948 – May 17, 2012]