By CBSLA Staff

HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — Singer Sarah Dash, one of the founding members of the all-female group Labelle, has died. She was 76.

Singer and Labelle namesake Patti LaBelle confirmed the news of Dash’s death on Twitter Monday.

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“Sarah Dash was an awesomely talented, beautiful, and loving soul who blessed my life and lives of so many others in more way than I can say. And I could always count on her to have my back!” LaBelle wrote in her statement. “I am heartbroken, as I know all of her loved ones and fans are. But, I know that Sarah’s spirit and all that she has given to the world live on!”

LaBelle also posted video to Twitter of their last performance together Saturday — just two days before Dash died.

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Dash’s cause of death was not given.

Dash, LaBelle, and Nona Hendryx formed Labelle – which was later known as the Blue Belles – in the 60s. One of their best-known hits was the 1974 hit “Lady Marmalade.”

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LaBelle also sang on the Rolling Stones’ 1989 album “Steel Wheels” and did session work for the O-Jays.