After the PBS documentary American Masters about Roberta Flack, many fans are wondering what happened to the singer and where she is in 2023.
The legendary musician and songwriter has blessed fans around the world with mega hits like “Killing Me Softly with His Song” and “Feel Like Makin’ Love.”
Roberta was featured in an episode of PBS’ documentary American Masters, which looked at the musician’s acclaimed music career.
The documentary tells the Grammy winner’s story from childhood to fame in her own words, with interviews by Clint Eastwood and Angela Davis.
But where is she now and is Roberta still in the music scene? Read on to find out what happened to the star.
What happened to Roberta Flack?
Roberta Flack was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, in November 2022, according to multiple media outlets.
The legendary musician’s manager, Suzanne Koga, said (via Variety) the diagnosis made it “impossible” for Roberta to sing and limited her ability to speak.
Suzanne said that “it will take a lot more than ALS to silence this icon” and that Roberta plans to remain active in the music scene, according to the statement added at the time.
In 2016, Roberta suffered a stroke, but was able to recover afterwards. In January 2022, she recovered from Covid, which caught her with mild symptoms.
The musician published his book in January 2023
The Grammy winner may have retired from her music career for the time being, but she makes sure to be in the lives of her fans as much as possible.
In January 2023, Roberta published her first children’s book entitled The Green Piano: How Little Me Found Music.
The book features stories of her upbringing surrounded by music after her father found a “dented piano” in a junkyard.
The autobiographical picture book gives an insight into the musician’s unique childhood and tells how she developed her passion for music.
You can purchase the book through Amazon. The hardcover version costs $18.99 while the Kindle edition costs $11.99.
Roberta Flack: net worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the musician has a net worth of $20 million (around £16.2 million) this year.
Some of Roberta’s most memorable songs are The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Killing Me Softly with His Song, Feel Like Makin’ Love, Where Is the Love and many more.
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