She scored hit in the early 80s with 'Gloria'...

US pop star Laura Branigan, best known for early ‘80s hit ‘Gloria’, has died. She was 47.

The singer and actress, who was nominated for four Grammy Awards, died of a brain aneruysm on Thursday at her home in East Quogue, New York. According to her brother, she had been complaining of headache for the previous two weeks but had not seen a doctor.

After the success of ‘Gloria’, which reached number two in the Us charts in 1982, she scored minor hits with ‘How Am I Supposed To Live Without You?’ and ‘Solitaire’.

She also appeared in a number of US TV shows including ChiPS. At the time of her reach, she was getting rave notices for her performance as Janis Joplin in the Broadway musical Janis.