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Celebrating Betty Wright: Watch the funeral of the Miami music legend

Local10.com will be live-streaming Betty Wright's funeral on Saturday.
Local10.com will be live-streaming Betty Wright's funeral on Saturday. (WPLG)

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Singer Betty Wright was remembered at a funeral service Saturday in South Florida.

Florida Memorial University partnered with Local 10 to stream it.

A replay can be seen below:

Betty Wright Funeral

WATCH LIVE: Funeral service for Miami music legend Betty Wright Read more: A personal tribute to Miami native and legendary singer Betty Wright from Local 10's Calvin Hughes https://bit.ly/3c1aKHo

Posted by WPLG Local 10 on Saturday, May 23, 2020

The family invited fans of the late soul and R&B singer/songwriter to watch online so as to not gather a crowd in the church where the service took place.

Wright died May 10 at age 66 after battling cancer. Born and raised in Liberty City, she toured with James Brown and Bob Marley, among many others, and she established herself as a mentor to many names in the music industry today.

READ MORE: Music legend Betty Wright remembered as an influence to many in the music industry

Local 10′s Calvin Hughes has a personal tribute to the singer

Betty Wright toured with James Brown and Bob Marley, among many others, and she established herself as a mentor to so many names in the music industry today.
Betty Wright toured with James Brown and Bob Marley, among many others, and she established herself as a mentor to so many names in the music industry today. (Courtesy of Betty Wright's family)

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