Julia Nixon Obituary – Death: “D.C. legend Julia Nixon has passed away, due to complications from Covid-19. She was a popular singer and actress, and brought people from all walks of life together. I hope you’ll #HearMeOut. #JuliaNixon #GetUpDC @wusa9”
Julia Nixon, a well-known Washington, D.C. singer, songwriter, and actress who began her career singing in D.C. bars and nightclubs, died unexpectedly on September 29 in a Raleigh, North Carolina hospital from Covid-19 complications. She was 66 years old at the time.
My cousin Julia Nixon toured with Richard Pryor and the Blackbirds, opened for Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Vince Gill, Kenny G, Tina Turner and Herbie Hancock. and headlined at the infamous Mr. Henry’ Super Club in Washington, D.C. for 13 years, filling the house!
— meta wms. (@metaworks) September 30, 2021
Julia was best known for her role as the lead in the Broadway musical “Dreamgirls” in 1983, which she starred in.
She has opened for artists such as Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, and Richard Pryor. She was also an outspoken supporter of the LGBTQ community, performing at the annual Capital Pride celebration in Washington, D.C.
Julia Nixon, who sang in DC clubs & musicals before moving back to North Carolina has passed away due to Covid. In a preview of a 2017 gig I saw her do of Bacharach & David songs, I described her powerful voice, as “an alluring blend of sultry R&B and Broadway brassiness”
— Steve Kiviat (@SteveKiviat) October 1, 2021
I just need everyone to take a moment out of their day to listen to iconic voice we lost yesterday. She had such a wonderfully beautiful voice, but she was an even better person. Rest easy, Julia. #BringBackSpringtime #JuliaNixon @Julz_Bluz
— Zach Reisfeld (@akathedirector) October 1, 2021
— Chad H. Okinaka (@HiloHIChadO) October 7, 2021
D.C. legend Julia Nixon has passed away, due to complications from Covid-19. She was a popular singer and actress, and brought people from all walks of life together. I hope you’ll #HearMeOut. #JuliaNixon #GetUpDC @wusa9 pic.twitter.com/JfZtvJDhMx
— Tony Perkins (@TonyPerkinsFMTV) October 7, 2021