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Songs Of Remembrance: Leticia 'Nina' Gloria And Her Love For '96 Tears'02:45
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Leticia "Nina" Gloria and her mother, Jovita Rodriguez. (Courtesy)
Leticia "Nina" Gloria and her mother, Jovita Rodriguez. (Courtesy)

More than 500,000 people have died in the U.S. from COVID-19 since the pandemic began over a year ago. NPR is remembering some of those who lost their lives by listening to the music they loved and hearing their stories.

Margaret Garza of Houston, Texas, tells us about her big sister, Leticia Gloria, also known as "Nina," who passed away at the age of 69.

For more of NPR's Songs of Remembrance tribute, click here.

Leticia "Nina" Gloria in high school. (Courtesy)
Leticia "Nina" Gloria in high school. (Courtesy)
Leticia "Nina" Gloria and her husband Paul Gloria surrounded by their 12 grandchildren. (Courtesy)
Leticia "Nina" Gloria and her husband Paul Gloria surrounded by their 12 grandchildren. (Courtesy)

This segment aired on February 23, 2021.

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