Valerie Rose Laub, the daughter for whom pop-jazz singer Phoebe Snow put her career on hold, has died. She was 31. A statement issued Thursday by a family spokesman said only that she had died suddenly on March 19.
Snow interrupted a promising career after charting the pop hit "Poetry Man" in 1975, the year Valerie was born with severe brain damage, because Snow didn't want to institutionalize her daughter. They had lived in recent years in Fort Lee, N.J.