Nancy Lamott

Recording artist and singer Nancy LaMott died Dec. 13 at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital in Manhattan of complications from uterine and liver cancer.

The 43-year-old cabaret singer won critical acclaim for her five albums, including the recently released “Listen to My Heart,” and her live performances at Carnegie Hall, the Russian Tea Room, Town Hall and venues around the U.S. and Europe.

She also performed in the East Room of the White House for President and Mrs. Clinton.

Stephen Holden of the New York Times said of LaMott, “She brings to everything she sings a clean, clear sense of line, impeccable enunciation and a voice whose ingrained throb conveys equal measures of sadness and joy.”

LaMott married Peter Zapp, her companion of six months, the night of her death. Upon learning she had only hours left to live, she proposed to Zapp and the two were wed in her hospital room.

In addition to her husband, LaMott is survived by her mother, father, stepmother, stepfather, a brother and two stepsisters.

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