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By Alicia Adejobi On January 31, 2013

The Last Surviving Member Of Swing Group Patty Andrews, Dies Aged 94

The singer passed away peacefully on Wednesday

Patty Andrews, the lead singer of 1940s swing group The Andrews Sisters, has died at the age of 94 due to natural causes.

The singer, whose group produced a whole host of hits including 'Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy', passed away at her home in Los Angeles, California, on Wednesday, her spokesperson, Alan Eichler has confirmed.

Patty Andrews (middle) passed away on Wednesday aged 94 (YouTube)

Patty was the last remaining, and the youngest, member of the singing trio, with her sister LaVerne dying of cancer in 1967 and Maxene passing away in 1995 after suffering a heart attack.

The Andrews, who were at their peak in the 1940s and 1950s, sold more than 75 million records. The swing singers, who hailed from Minnesota, were also praised for their philanthropic efforts including entertaining second world war troops in Africa, Europe and the US.

In addition to their successful singing career, which saw them collaborate with some of the biggest names at the time including Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and Glen Miller, The Andrews starred in no less than 16 films, starring alongside the likes of Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Lou Costello.

Listen to The Andrews' 'Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy' below...

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