Beloved Member of Iconic Girl Group Passes Away After Long Battle With Cancer

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November 14, 2018Nov 14, 2018

A beloved singer has passed away. Numerous outlets are reporting that Babs Beverley, one of the twins in The Beverley Sisters, has died at the age of 91.

According to the Daily Mail. Babs had been battling cancer for the five years prior to her death. Babs' death comes three years after her older sibling and fellow bandmate Joy passed away also at the age of 91.

The singer, along with her twin sister Teddie and older sister Joy, became famous after a series of hits including "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus," "Little Drummer Boy," and "How Much Is That Doggy In The Window?"

According to her agent, Johnny Mans, the singer passed away on October 28 after her five year battle with cancer. Her twin sister Teddie is the last surviving member of the trio.

Mans described the sisters as "the forerunners of the Spice Girls and Little Mix and girl power."

He also shared some details of her final years: "She had been at a care home in Brighton for a while and had cancer for five-and-a-half years but she still looked gorgeous."

He added, "To me they were all wonderful girls, exceptional personalities, really bubbly and always smiling."

While Mann is saddened by Babs' death, he's sure that she will be remembered.

"The legend of the Beverley Sisters will go on forever. I will miss her as a friend and agent. We used to go to a lot of functions together and they were unique. Even if they were late, they would make an entrance," he concluded.

As pop stars in the Fifties and Sixties, the Beverley Sisters gained a vast fan base. They became global celebrities after taking the East End in London. According to the Daily Mail, they were the highest paid female group of their time.

"Known for their harmonizing style and matching outfits, the 'Bevs' garnered a vast fan base in the Fifties and Sixties, and became Britain's highest-paid female entertainers. A favorite of the Queen Mother, they played to sell-out crowds at the London Palladium, and were regular guests on shows such as Morecambe and Wise," relates the Mail.

Fans of the Beverley Sisters took to Twitter to remember Babs and the trio after her passing. They celebrated her style, talent, and personality.

Please pray for Babs' friends, family, and fans as they mourn her passing.