The Emotions singer Pamela Hutchinson has died at 61 after years battling ‘health challenges’ the group shared on Facebook.
Hutchinson – who sang ‘Best of My Love’ in the R&B outfit with her sisters – died Friday, they announced Sunday
‘In loving memory, we are saddened to announce the passing of our sister, Pamela Rose Hutchinson, on Friday, September 18, 2020,’ a statement on the page read.
‘Pam succumbed to health challenges that she’d been battling for several years. Now our beautiful sister will sing amongst the angels in heaven in perfect peace.’
The statement continued: ‘During this time, the family kindly asks for fans and friends to respect our privacy. We appreciate all kind words, photos, and videos you may want to post for our beloved Pamela and of course your loving prayers.
‘A life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered. We love you, Pamela!’
The Emotions’ biggest hit came with the 1977 song ‘Best of My Love,’ which won the Grammy for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus.
The upbeat song has been featured in a number of high profile films, including 1997’s Boogie Nights, 1999’s Summer of Sam, 2006’s Mission Impossible III and 2006’s The Holiday.
They also had success with singles including 1976’s ‘I Don’t Wanna Lose Your Love’ and 1979’s ‘Boogie Wonderland’ with Earth, Wind & Fire.