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Branigan began returning to performing in the early 2000s, most notably appearing as Janis Joplin in the off-Broadway musical Love, Janis.
The cause was linked to the previously undiagnosed ventricular brain aneurysm she was suffering from.
Her chart success began to wane as the decade closed and after her last two albums Laura Branigan 1990 and Over My Heart 1993 garnered little attention, she generally retired from public life for the rest of the 1990s.
Branigan also contributed songs to motion picture and television soundtracks, including the Grammy and Academy Award-winning Flashdance soundtrack 1983 , and the Ghostbusters soundtrack 1984.
As she was recording new music and preparing a comeback to the music industry, she died at her home in August 2004 from a previously undiagnosed cerebral aneurysm, aged 52.