Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Laura Branigan
Birth: Jul. 3, 1957
Putnam County
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 26, 2004
East Quogue
Suffolk County
New York, USA

Pop singer. She scored a number one smash in 1982 with the power-pop ballad "Gloria". The Grammy-nominated song stayed on the Billboard charts for 22 weeks and remains a karaoke favorite around the world. Branigan's other popular singles include "Solitaire", "How Am I Supposed To Live Without You?", "The Power of Love", "Spanish Eddie", "Self-Control", "Imagination", and "Inspiration" from the soundtrack to "Flashdance" (1983). Branigan was born in Mount Kisco, New York. A vocalist with a five-and-a-half octave range, she was a touring backup singer for Leonard Cohen before launching her solo career in the late 1970s. She also made occasional appearances in films and television and in 2002 received excellent reviews for playing Janis Joplin in the off-Broadway musical "Love, Janis". Branigan died in her sleep of a brain aneurysm at the age of 47. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
Family links: 
  Lawrence Ross Kruteck (1936 - 1996)*
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Brain aneurysm
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: K
Record added: Aug 28, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9375990
Laura Branigan
Added by: Anonymous
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

hi laura i still cant believe yur gone forver u was a beautiful singer and a great angel u will be miss forver i still watch yur videos i live in east qorgue ny hamptons reminds me of u rip beautiful love u miss u forver
- frerick varano
 Added: Jul. 14, 2016

- Warren
 Added: Jul. 14, 2016
God bless you on your Birthday (belated). Rest in Peace.
- Rick
 Added: Jul. 8, 2016
There are 1,955 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.4 after 519 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service