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Opera Star Beverly Sills Dies of Cancer

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/loca ... 0371.story

Published July 2, 2007, 9:21 PM CDT

Beverly Sills, the bubbly redhead from Brooklyn who rose to iconic status as one of the most beloved and best-known American opera divas of her generation, died Monday of cancer. She was 78.

The singer died at her New York home, according to her longtime manager, Edgar Vincent. Sills, a nonsmoker, suffered from inoperable lung cancer.

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