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Angela Bofill


Singer-songwriter, Angela Bofill was known for her five-octave range, and her songs, "I Try," “I’m On Your Side,” “This Time I’ll Be Sweeter” and "Angel of the Night." Over the course of her four-decade-long career, she produced 10 successful studio albums, traveled the globe on tour, and graced the stage in notable productions like "God Don't Like Ugly" and "What a Man Wants, What a Man Needs." Angela also provided backing vocals on albums for singers such as Diana Ross and Kirk Whalum.


In recognition of her achievements, Angela Bofill was inducted into the Women Songwriters Hall in 2023.


Sadly, on June 13, 2024, Angela Bofill di her daughter's residence in California. She was 70. The news of her death was announced on social media by her long-time manager and friend, Rich Engel. Angela is survived by husband Chris Portuguese, daughter Shauna Bofill and her grandchildren.


Back in June of 2010, I had the pleasure of having a lengthy enlightening and inspiring conversation with Angela, which I published in the form of an online magazine. Click here for a glimpse into our conversation and the incredible story of her determination to overcome adversity.

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