'Hurt' singer Timi Yuro dead at 63

posted 2004-04-09 11:19:10 by stevemay

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (AP) -- Timi Yuro, a pop singer who scored her first hit in 1961 with "Hurt," followed by "What's A Matter Baby" and "I Apologize," died March 30, her manager said Tuesday. She was 63.

Born Rosemary Timotea Aurro Yuro in Chicago, she moved to Los Angeles as a child and later began her singing career at her family's Italian restaurant.

Yuro had several hits throughout the 1960s and 1970s, beginning with "Hurt." Others included "The Love Of A Boy," "Make The World Go Away" and "Gotta Travel On."

Yuro developed throat problems in 1980 which led to the discovery of lung cancer in the early 1990s. She had surgery to remove her larynx in 2002.