Published Apr 26, 2011Following the tragic news of Poly Styrene's untimely death, the music world lost another female icon today with the death of Phoebe Snow. The singer-songwriter was 60 and passed away early this morning (April 26) in in Edison, NJ, due to complications related to a brain hemorrhage in 2010.
Beginning with her self-titled effort in 1974, Snow released 16 albums in her long career, including 2008's Live release. She was best known for her 1974 hit "Poetry Man."
In 1975, Snow took a break from the spotlight to raise her daughter Valerie Rose, who was born with severe brain damage. When Rose passed away in 2007, Snow told PopEntertainment.com, "She was the nucleus of everything. I used to wonder, am I missing something? No. I had such a sublime, transcendent experience with my child. She had fulfilled every profound love and intimacy and desire I could have ever dreamed of."
Phoebe Snow is survived by her sister and other relatives.