EDISON, N.J. -- Phoebe Snow, the bluesy singer-songwriter known for her song "Poetry Man," died on Tuesday at age 60 of complications from a stroke she suffered last year, her manager said.
Snow released 16 albums, composed more than 100 songs and was nominated for a best new artist Grammy Award in 1975.
Snow also had a hit song with another track, "Harpo's Blues," from the same album.
Soon after, Snow put her career on hold to care for her daughter, Valerie, who was born with a brain injury.
Valerie died at age 31 in 2007, and Snow considered caring for her daughter to be her greatest accomplishment, her manager Sue Cameron said.
When Snow suffered a stroke in January 2010, she had just finished recording a collection of songs and was rehearsing with her band in anticipation of performing weekly shows at a winery in New York, according to her management firm.
But she never emerged from a coma after the stroke.
"Our treasured icon heroically fought for almost a year-and-a-half to come back, enduring bouts of blood clots, pneumonia and congestive heart failure ... until her body finally could take it no more," Cameron said in a statement.
Over the years, Snow performed with the likes of Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Chaka Khan and Jackson Browne.
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton also was a fan, and Snow performed several times for him, including at private family retreats at Camp David. Snow could sing in a variety of styles, from R&B to opera.
Snow is survived by her sister, Julie Laub, her uncle Bob Laub and several cousins. A memorial concert is expected to be announced shortly.
Phoebe Snow, Singer of 1970s Hit 'Poetry Man,' Dies at 60
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