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Archive for July, 2012

It was today, but 33 years ago, that Minnie Riperton passed away at 31, victim of a breast cancer that just took her life away.

We still have her music, her colors, her beauty. Minnie, you can rest in peace, your art remains -and will always- remain alive.

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“The first pe…

“The first person that really reached out to me, who sadly isn’t with us anymore, is Minnie Riperton and her husband, Dick Rudolph. They were so kind to me. I can’t even tell you. They were so supportive and sort of took me under their wing. I don’t know why. They were just compassionate and kind. We would go out dancing together. It was right when Minnie was diagnosed with breast cancer, but she was still healthy. They really embraced me and I was very happy for that because I didn’t know anybody here in California. I was very lonely.”

Donna Summer,2003. Taken from her memoirs.

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