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Singer Betty Wright performs the national anthem in 2013 before an NBA basketball game in Miami. The Grammy-winning soul singer and songwriter died of cancer at her home in Miami on Sunday. (AP photo)

Singer Betty Wright performs the national anthem in 2013 before an NBA basketball game in Miami. The Grammy-winning soul singer and songwriter died of cancer at her home in Miami on Sunday. (AP photo)

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70s Soul Singer Betty Wright Dies

Influential hit-maker remembered

Wright had her breakthrough with 1971′s “Clean Up Woman,” which combined elements of funk, soul and R&B.