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Angela Bofill gone at 70

June 16, 2024 Eugene E. Asis 266 views

ANGELA Bofill has died. She was 70.

The R & B singer’s friend and manager Rich Engel announced her death in two posts Friday on her Facebook page after Bofill died on Thursday.

‘ON BEHALF OF MY DEAR FRIEND ANGIE, I AM SADDENED TO ANNOUNCE HER PASSING ON THE MORNING OF JUNE 13TH,’ wrote Engel.

He announced that the funeral would be held on June 28 at 1pm at St. Dominick’s Church in Valejo, California.

Her cause of death was not immediately made clear.

Bofill previously addressed false reports of her death in 2020 to Essence after she found out when she got ‘a lot of calls confirming [if] it’s true.’

‘Friends calling up, “Oh my God, am I talking to the ghost of Angela Bofill?!”‘ she recalled at the time. ‘Thank God it’s not true.’

Following premature tributes from fans, Bofill said, ‘Of course, you always must welcome love. I figured, “They really like me!” [I’m just] laughing at it, really. It’s better to have a sense of humor.’

‘My daddy always told me growing up, “When I die, you have a big party,”‘ Bofill said in the interview.

‘I understand that now… But you’re not [burying] me yet,’ she continued. ‘I have to stick around and see all those grandchildren I have to graduate high school and college. I love life.’

Bofill suffered two strokes in 2006 and 2007, which left her paralyzed on her left side, requiring speech and physical therapy.

Almost all her songs have been favorites on radio airplay the likes of Angel of the Night, This Time I’ll Be Sweeter, Tonight I Give In, and many more.

Angela was a frequent visitor to the Philippines, with her last appearance being 20 years ago, when she was invited to perform in a concert at Merk’s (owned by Richard Merck) at Greenbelt in Makati City.

She is survived by husband Chris Portuguese, daughter Shauna and her grandchildren.

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