95.8 Capital FM programme administrator Patrick Neville says, "She had a long association with the UK. Her diva status in the gay community was confirmed many years ago. It's My Pleasure, credited to My Friend Sam featuring Viola Wills was a major dance hit and still features regularly on compilations here in the UK."
A memorial service will be held at the Angeles Abbey Memorial Park in LA on May 15.
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