Gary Wright, an American musician and composer best known for his hit songs like Love Is Alive and Dream Weaver has died. He passed away at the age of 80 following a long health battle.
The sad news of Wright’s demise was confirmed by his son, Justin Wright. The beloved musician took his last breaths on Monday, September 4, 2023. Continue reading further to find out the cause behind the death of Gary Wright.
How did Gary Wright die?
Gary’s son, Justin Wright, announced the news of his unfortunate demise. His famous father passed away at his house in Palos Verdes Estates, California. Justin mentioned that his dad died peacefully.
As per a report by TMZ, the Really Wanna Know You crooner was diagnosed with Parkinson’s nearly 5 or 6 years ago. Along with this, he was also battling Lewy Body dementia.
It has been reported by the media outlet that over the past year, Wright’s Parkinson’s progressed rapidly. His son has stated that eventually, he lost the ability to speak and move around.
Over the last couple of days, nurses who were taking care of Gary at his home told his loved ones that he was entering the final chapter of his life. He was surrounded by his family and friends at the time of his death.
What is Lewy Body Dementia?
According to Mayo Clinic, Lewy Body dementia is the second most common form of dementia after Alzheimer’s. This particular disease is caused by the abnormal deposit of protein in the brain.
This condition leads to a decline in the mental abilities of an individual such as a person’s behavior, thinking, and moving. As per the National Institute of Aging, nearly 1 million Americans are affected by this disease.
Some symptoms of Lewy Body dementia are as follows: visual hallucinations, movement disorders, poor regulation of body functions, cognitive problems, and trouble with sleep.
Here’s all you need to know about Gary Wright (including his early life, music career and more)
Gary Wright was an American singer who was born on April 26, 1943, in Cresskill, New Jersey, U.S. Back in the day, he made his acting debut at the young age of seven. Soon after, he appeared in a few television and radio commercials.
When we talk about Wright’s educational qualifications, he went to Tenafly High School located in Tenafly, New Jersey. At first, he thought that music was not a stable career option. Then, he attended the College of William & Mary in Virginia and New York University before attending Downstate Medical College for a year.
Gary kicked off his music career in the year 1967 and the rest is history. Throughout his incredible career, he worked with several artists and gave us many beautiful songs such as Dream Weaver and Love is Alive amongst others.
We send our deepest condolences to the close friends and family members of Gary Wright during this time of difficulty. May the departed soul rest in peace. Stay in touch with us for the latest updates from the world of show business.