Digging up the past sometimes brings up saddening information, which is the case when we investigate how the singer Phyllis Hyman died.
Phyllis Hyman committed suicide, leaving a suicide note behind. Part of the note read "I'm tired. I'm tired. Those of you that I love know who you are. May God bless you." She killed herself on June 30, 1995, just a week before she would have turned 46 years old. Clearly, she killed herself rather early on in life. Who knows what accomplishments she would have achieved if she had lived longer?
Hyman was alone in her apartment in New York City when she took her own life. She overdosed on pentobarbital and secobarbital. After her death, a memorial service was held in her honor at Saint Peter's Lutheran Church in New York City.
Although people will always remember that she committed suicide, they will also remember the legacy that she left behind and all of the accomplishments that she achieved in her short life.
When she was 28 years old, she released her first album entitled Phyllis Hyman under the Buddah Records label. The songs on her first album included:
After her debut album, Hyman was a success, and she went on to produce several more albums during her lifetime. They were:
Here is a list of some of the famous singles that Phyllis Hyman released during her career:
Several of Phyllis Hyman's albums were released posthumously. In November 1995, the album I Refuse to be Lonely was released. The title is almost chilling, considering that she had taken her own life while she was in the process of compiling that album.
Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, various albums and songs have been released, proving that her memory still lives on for both those who loved her and in the music industry.
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