Remembering the life, death and legacy of singer Ruby Wilson
Ruby Wilson, the singer known as the Queen of Beale Street, died Aug. 12, 2016, according to multiple news sources. She was 68.
Wilson’s manager, Rollin Riggs of the Resource Entertainment Group, said she had been hospitalized following a heart attack Aug. 6. She did not regain consciousness after the cardiac event.
She sang blues, soul, and gospel, and became a fixture of Memphis’ Beale Street entertainment district. She sang at nightclubs, including B.B. King’s Blues Club, where she...