Jessye Norman, an opera singer, winner of Grammy Life time achievement award winner expired on September 30, 2019 (aged 74) at Manhattan, New York, U.S. due to multiple organ failure and septic shock.
Born on September 15, 1945 in Augusta, Georgia, Jessye Norman was a talented singer had passion from her childhood supported by her mother Janie King-Norman, who was a school teacher.Norman was trained at Howard University, Washington D. C, and in 1968, with a full scholarship and she won the ARD International Music Competition in Munich where she began her career with Deutsche Opera Berlin.
The New York Metropolitan Opera labelled Norman as “one of the great sopranos of the past half-century”. Her beautiful tone, extraordinary power, and musical sensitivity, made the audiences mesmerizing in her shows which gave her many prestigious awards including four Grammy awards and a lifetime achievement award from the Recording Academy in 2006.
In 2003, Norman associated with In 2003, the Rachel Longstreet Foundation to open the Jessye Norman School of the Arts, which is helping to bloom the talent of economically weak students. A great legend in the opera music era breathed her last on September 30, 2019 in the Mount Sinai–St. Luke’s Hospital