Pamela Hutchinson of R&B group The Emotions, dead at 61

September 24, 2020

The Emotions (L-R Pamela Hutchinson, Wanda Hutchinson and Sheila Hutchinson) pose on the set of the TV show “Soul Train” in August 1977 in Los Angeles.

Pamela Hutchinson, famed R&B singer with family group “The Emotions,” has died at the age of 61, according to a post on the band’s official Facebook page Sunday, Septemeber 20, 2020.

“Pam succumbed to health challenges that she’d been battling for several years,” the post read. “Now our beautiful sister will sing amongst the angels in heaven in perfect peace.”

Hutchinson died on Friday, September 18, 2020 the post said, while asking fans and friends to respect the family’s privacy.

“We appreciate all kind words, photos, and videos you may want to post for our beloved Pamela and of course your loving prayers,” it read.

“A life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered. We love you, Pamela!”

The singer was part of “The Emotions” along with sisters Wanda and Sheila.

They were best known for the song “Best of My Love,” which reached number one on the Billboard Chart in 1977. Other hit singles include “I Don’t Wanna Lose Your Love,” “You’re the Best” and “Turn it Out.”

“The Emotions” also collaborated with disco group “Earth, Wind & Fire” as backing singers on the song “Boogie Wonderland.”