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    Fri, 28 Jan 2011 11:04:51

    The Marvelettes' Gladys Horton Dies - She was 66

    Gladys Horton of The Marvelettes, known for their massive Motown hit "Please Mr. Postman," has died at the age of 66. Horton died on Wednesday in a Los Angeles-area nursing home, where she had resided after suffering a stroke in 2010.

    Her son, Vaughn Thornton, said in a statement on Thursday: "My mother died peacefully. She fought as long as she could."

    R.I.P., Gladys. Your voice will be the legacy that lives on.

    Who or what is your favorite Motown act?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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