Singer Lesley Gore, best known for her 1963 single It’s My Party, has passed away.
The 68-year-old died of cancer at New York-Presbyterian Hospital on Monday.
The pop star came onto the scene when she was only 17 years old and spawned four Top Five hits including She’s A Fool and You Don’t Own Me.
Gore — who graduated from Sarah Lawrence College — was also an actress, starring in the 1967 Batman series as the character of Pussycat.
In the 70s, she wrote songs for her brother Michael Gore.
Lesley is survived by her partner of more than three decades, Lois Sasson.
We are deeply saddened by her passing, and we send our thoughts and condolences to her family.
To honor the legacy and talent of Lesley Gore, here is a video of her performing her signature song:
[Image via WENN.]