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Sylvia Shemwell Passed Away

March 15, 2010 | People

It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of Sweet Inspiration member Sylvia Shemwell. As most Elvis fans know, original member Sylvia Shemwell suffered a stroke several years ago (2001) and her recovery has been slow, with her ability to speak and sing greatly compromised. Sylvia will be remembered fondly by millions of Elvis fans all over the world.

Sirbalkan wrote on March 15, 2010
OH MY GOD... I AM SO SAD.. I had met her in 2000 during the concert tour. She will be missed badly. Hope she had found Elvis in heaven and her late family. Also for Myrna... Hope she gets better. I am so spechless that although she had many problems with her health, she kept going on for Elvis fans. Her devotion to Elvis is again speechless.. R.I.P. SYLVIA ... You were our inspiration and Elvis'...
Herman wrote on March 15, 2010
Rest in peace Sylvia and thank you for your music and beautiful voice !
GEORGE (GK) wrote on March 16, 2010
Wow, this is really sad. I often watch the film "Thats the way it is".. and I love the fun moments, when Elvis teases Sylvia, on stage. He makes faces at her, she makes faces back, at him, and then he does something to startle her, and make her "jump", just to get a laugh. The Sweet Inspirations Loved Elvis and Elvis Loved them. You could see it everytime they performed together on stage.
ranskal wrote on March 16, 2010
Rest in peace Sylvia.
Edge_Of_Reality wrote on March 16, 2010
R.I.P. Sylvia! You will be missed.
JLpResLey wrote on March 16, 2010
Rest in peace Sylvia. You are so missed, and it´s so sad. When I think about Elvis in the seventies, I think about the Sweet Inspirations. Elvis did such a good choice when he wanted them to be his backup singers. Sylvia and the whole group has been so loyal to Elvis and his fans, before and after Elvis passed away. Elvis sure got a lot of his inspiration from Sylvia, Myrna and all the others.
jessy wrote on March 16, 2010
Rest In Peace Sylvia. I go put a cd In my cd player and listen to when Elvis Is introducing The Sweet Inspirations and then I listen to the 'Sweet Inspiration Song". I was In Ahoy Rotterdam on 24 febr and It was great, I saw you on the screen, having fun with Elvis! Best regards Manon.
lamp light wrote on March 16, 2010
R.I.P. Sylvia. God Bless Her Family In Their Loss She Was A Beautiful Lady She will Greatly Be Missed.
bray1977 wrote on March 16, 2010
RIP Sylvia and thanks for all the music.
japio wrote on March 16, 2010
It's sad news.She was a great singer. And ive met her once.I only can say : Thank you for your music .You'll be missed.
Sirbalkan wrote on March 17, 2010
We already miss you so much !!! :(
tesla wrote on March 18, 2010
Dear Sylvia, rest in peace, we will never forget you !
Taprik wrote on March 26, 2010
Sad news indeed...RIP Sylvia...