R.I.P. Southern Soul Star and Jr. Walker's daughter, Big Cynthia

(January 7, 2017) We are sad to inform SoulTrackers of the death, on January 3rd, of popular Southern soul singer Big Cynthia, aka Cynthia Walker, at age 47. The Houston native was the daughter of legendary Motown artist Junior Walker and she went on to become one of the brightest stars of the Southern soul scene.

Her fan club posted the following notice: To all Big Cynthia friends and fans:

We thank you for all your thoughts and prayers. We will definitely miss her, her joyful spirit and her big heart. She had a genuine heart for everyone and trust and believe she loved each one of you dearly. She will continue to live on through her family, music and fans. Please continue to keep her family lifted up in prayer.

We love you all,
Big Cynthia's Team

(January 7, 2017) We are sad to inform SoulTrackers of the death, on January 3rd, of popular Southern soul singer Big Cynthia, aka Cynthia Walker, at age 47. The Houston native was the daughter of legendary Motown artist Junior Walker and she went on to become one of the brightest stars of the Southern soul scene.

Her fan club posted the following notice: To all Big Cynthia friends and fans:

We thank you for all your thoughts and prayers. We will definitely miss her, her joyful spirit and her big heart. She had a genuine heart for everyone and trust and believe she loved each one of you dearly. She will continue to live on through her family, music and fans. Please continue to keep her family lifted up in prayer.

We love you all,
Big Cynthia's Team

Walker began singing professionally as a teen, opening for local shows by major artists. Her big break came when she signed with Avanti Records and released her 1998 debut album, Baby I’m The Real Thing. She followed with Ain’t Nothing Like A Big Woman in 2002 (also the name of her most recognized hit), You Didn’t Take My Man, You Took My Problem in 2004, Doing It Big, Don’t Hate, and most recently Return of the Female Mack.

Big Cynthia was a big talent with a great voice and a sense of humor that always showed in her work. She will be missed.

Thanks to SoulTracker Peter for letting us know

 
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