*Dear readers it is with sadness and sorrow that I inform you EURweb columnist, publicity maven and former actress, Eugenia Wright has passed away.
She died Thursday night at St Josephs Hospital from complications of pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). She had been hospitalized for over a month. Eugenia, was also affectionately known far and wide as the Kleopatra Girl. In fact her column here at EURweb was called “Kleopatra Girl’s Ringside Report.”
Having known Eugenia for years, I never thought a minute about her age and of course a gentleman doesn’t ask and we all know A lady won’t tell. However, for purposes of this report, after reading her bio at IMDB I was pleasantly shocked to learn that she had just celebrated her 59th birthday in January. I mean, who knew?! With her youngish looks, vivacious spirit and super sweet personality, I would have never guessed she was close to 60.
It goes without saying that Eugenia’s passing will leave a deep hole in the heart of black Hollywood. Personally, I know I will miss her spunky, effervescent and super positive personality. And so will her client and friend, comedienne/actress Luenell:
“Words can not express the rain of sorrow that is pouring from my heart after hearing about the passing of one of my closest and dearest friends, Eugenia Wright. Forever the Kleopatra Girl, it is ironic to be writing about her, after so many hundreds of hours she spent writing about me. Having her as my Publicist was a gift that kept on giving. She brought light onto every person and event she came in contact with and that light will not be dimmed. I will never get over this great loss but will carry on toward our goal of Superstardome in her name. Heaven, make way, for one of your SUPER Angels has arrived. I love u & miss u Eugenia … Live, Laugh, Love. Luenell”
Eugenia Wright is survived by her husband, actor J.D. Hall, her son Isa Hall, her mother and 5 siblings.
Services are set for this Monday at 2pm at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills.
Leave your condolences here (below) or at her Facebook page.
Watch a young Eugenia Wright starring in Philip Bailey’s 1984 video for the hit song “I Know”: