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Loleatta Holloway Dead: Disco Singer Dies At 64

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CHICAGO — Disco singer Loleatta Holloway, known for the 1980 hit "Love Sensation," has died.

Her manager, Ron Richardson, says Holloway died of heart failure Monday night at a suburban Chicago hospital. She was 64.

Holloway recorded several disco singles, including "Hit and Run" and "Runaway." But she's best known for "Love Sensation."

Her vocals were sampled by Black Box for the 1989 hit "Ride on Time" and by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch for the song "Good Vibrations" in 1991.

Holloway was born in Chicago in 1946. She began singing gospel with the Holloway Community Singers and later with The Caravans. Her solo career began in the 1970s.

Richardson said funeral arrangements were pending, but that her family planned to hold a public memorial.

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