Chicago blues icon Koko Taylor has passed away.
Koko Taylor died Wednesday afternoon at age 80, after surgery on May 19 to correct a gastrointestinal bleed that apparently could not be fixed beyond a certain level.
Koko Taylor Bio Wiki
Born Cora Walton in 1928 in Memphis, Tenn., she was orphaned by the time she was 11, and had to work the cotton fields to support herself. She came to Chicago in 1952 with her future husband, Robert â€œPopsâ€ Taylor, to escape the plantation life and â€œlook for work, start a new life, get married and have a family.â€
Koko Taylor Funeral Service
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