This message was posted by Syreeta's friend Sibongile West:
To those who love her...
My Beloved friend, Syreeta Wright passed away today, July 6th, 2004, after a 2 year struggle with bone cancer. To say she will be missed is an understatement. She leaves a family of 2 daughters and 2 sons, grandchildren, her mother and sister and a large host of friends who dearly loved her for her sweetness, humor and the optimism she gave the world. Her angelic voice was just a mere reflection of the beautiful soul she embodied. We love you Syreeta.
Syreeta Wright was one of the most underrated R&B vocalist
to emerge out of the 70's Motown scene. The last album she
recorded in the US was released in 1983. Ever since then
she kept a relatively low profile. She appeared as
guest vocalist on albums by artists such as
Kirk Whalum (1989) and Nelson Rangell (1992). In 1994,
she re-emerged to tour with the Jesus
Christ Superstar cast featuring Ted Neeley as Jesus and
Carl Anderson as Judas. She played the role of Mary Magdalene.
Syreeta spent a lot of time in the UK in the last 15 years.
She recorded some songs that were released in the UK as part of a series of compilations on the Motorcity label. The songs also appeared on a Japanese only CD called
With You I'm
Born Again (Nightmare Records CECC - 00118)
Stevie Wonder Presents Syreeta (1974)
One To One (1977)
Rich Love Poor Love - With G.C. Cameron(1977)
Set My Love In Motion (1981)
Billy Preston & Syreeta (1981)
The Spell (1983)
With You I'm Born Again (1990 Japan Only)