Last Updated: Sunday, 29 August, 2004, 11:57 GMT 12:57 UK
Singer Laura Branigan dies at 47
Laura Branigan recently played Janis Joplin in a stage musical
US pop star Laura Branigan, who enjoyed hits with the songs Gloria and Self Control in the early 1980s, has died of a brain aneurysm in her sleep aged 47. Branigan, also an actress, was nominated for four Grammy Awards and her Gloria single reached number two in the US chart in 1982.