Sarah Dash, Of The Legendary Group Labelle, Dead At 76

September 21, 2021

By: Mary Moore

Sarah Dash, one of co-founders of the legendary group Labelle has died at the age of 76. The cause of death was not given.

Dash sang with Patty Labelle and Nona Hendryx who announced her death on Monday over social media.

LaBelle said: "We were just on-stage together on Saturday and it was such a powerful and special moment! #SarahDash was an awesomely talented, beautiful, and loving soul who blessed my life and the lives of so many others in more ways than I can say. And I could always count on her to have my back! That's who Sarah was...a loyal friend and a voice for those who didn't have one. She was a true giver...always serving, always sharing her talent and her time."

"We spoke a musical language, music says it best. Singing brought us together," wrote Hendryx.

Dash recorded the hit song "Lady Marmalade," that was number one on the US Billboard charts in 1975 and worked with other greats like Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones and Lenny Kravitz with her solo record.