Laura Branigan Obituary, Death – It is with deep regret that I share my memories of Laura Branigan. The video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is responsible for introducing me to her alluring voice and tremendous skill; at age 23, I missed out on her music during its prime. I had no idea that this discovery would turn me into a passionate fan who would keep her memory alive for so many years.
There was more to Laura Branigan’s music than a compilation of tunes. Like taking a trip through time, space, and emotions. My driving through the neon streets of Vice City to the tune of her song “Self Control” stands out in my mind as one of my favorite gaming memories. Her voice was so powerful and moving, and it touched me in ways I can’t quite put into words. To me, it was much more than music. Like I’d found a kindred spirit or something since her music moved me so deeply.
Her music captivated me, and I soon found myself a devoted follower. Beyond her initial chart-topping singles, I delved further into her discography. Many of her songs—”Gloria,” “Solitaire,” “Moonlight on Water,” “The Lucky One,” etc.—demonstrated her vocal range and variety. The more of Laura Branigan’s music I listened to, the more I came to respect and admire her as a musician and a person.
This memorial essay isn’t only a duty; it’s also something I want to do.
I only recently realized how big of an impact Laura Branigan had on her listeners and the music industry. She displayed her brilliance by skillfully blending pop, rock, and emotion in her songs. The death of Laura Branigan demonstrates that musicians can leave us yet their music lives on. It’s a symbol of respect for the musicians who put their hearts into their work and for the music that has shaped our lives. At the age of 23, I am thankful to have found Laura Branigan’s music and honor her.