Singer Roberta Flack has been diagnosed with ALS

Legendary African American singer Roberta Flack Diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s diseaseWhich prevents him from continuing to sing, according to what his representative, Susan Koga, reported on Monday.

Illness “made it impossible” for a translator “He killed me with his softness“She is 85 years old, she can sing and it is also difficult for him to speak,” Koca said in a statement reported by the media.

Also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), it is Lou Gehrig’s disease disease of the nervous system; It attacks nerve cells (nerve cells) in the brain and spinal cord.

“But it would take much more than ALS to silence this code.”said the actor, who explained that Flack “plans to remain active in her musical and creative endeavors” through her eponymous foundation and other avenues.

The announcement of the artist’s illness is known before the premiere of the documentary film “Roberta”, directed by Antonino d’Ambrosio Which will be shown Thursday at the DOCNYC Film Festival.

This feature film is expected to arrive on US television next January 24 as part of the series.Masters of AmericaFrom PBS Public Channel.

The songs of Roberta Flack A Wide spectrum of music From pop to soul and from folk to jazz.

He won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 1973 for “Killing Me Softly With His Song” and also for “The first time I saw your face“, which catapulted her to superstardom after Clint Eastwood used it as the soundtrack to a love scene in his 1971 film “Play Misty for Me,” ABC recalls.

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