GARY Wright was best known for his 1976 hit song Dream Weaver.
On September 4th, 2023, it was reported that the singer had passed away at the age of 80 – here’s all you need to know about his cause of death.
Who was Gary Wright?
Gary Wright was an American singer born on April 26, 1943 in Cresskill, New Jersey.
Before pursuing a music career, Gary appeared on the television series Captain Video and His Video Rangers as a child.
He also studied to become a doctor for most of his life until he went to London in the 1960s and joined a band called Art.
In 1970, however, Gary went solo after signing with A&M Records.
The next year, 1971, Gary released his first debut album, Extraction.
The New Jersey singer rose to popularity after releasing his hit singles Dream Weaver and Love is Alive in 1976.
What was Gary Wright’s cause of death?
On September 4, 2023, it was announced that Gary Wright had died after a secret battle with Parkinson’s and Lewy body dementia.
Gary Wright’s son Justin Wright told it TMZ that the Dream Weaver singer died at his home in Palos Verdes Estates in South Bay, California.
Justin told the outlet that his father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s about five or six years ago and dementia not too long after.
In the last year before his death, Justin announced that his Parkinson’s disease had progressed rapidly, causing him to lose the ability to speak and move.
His family and loved ones stood by Gary until his death.
Was Gary Wright married?
At the time of his death, Gary was married to his wife Rose.
The two married in 1985 and had two sons, Dorian and Justin.
His son Justin followed in his footsteps and pursued a music career.
Justin has been a member of the band Intagible since September 2023.
Before marrying Rose, Gary married Christina Wright, who co-wrote several songs with the artist.