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Cancer kills Mary Wells

Los Angeles (AP) - Mary Wells, the 1960s pop star whose most famous song was My Guy, died yesterday after a long fight against cancer. She was 49.

Wells had been in hospital for several months. From 1961 to 1965 she hit the Top 10 with The One Who Really Loves You, You Beat Me to The Punch, Two Lovers and My Guy, all written or co- written by Smokey Robinson, a fellow Motown Records star.

Wells's career took off when, aged 16, she approached Motown Records hoping to sell a song and found herself signed as a performer.