Singer June Reimer Springer has died at the age of 85. The star passed away in Chico, California on 27 September (13). No further details of her death have been released. Starting her professional career aged 18, the singer auditioned for famed composer Cole Porter and landed a role in the original run of Kiss Me, Kate. After appearing in a string of Broadway productions, she began using the stage name Monica Lane in the 1950s and toured as part of a singing duo with Cass Franklin. She went on to marry famed publicist John Springer, whose clients included Elizabeth Taylor and her on/off husband Richard Burton, and had three children, Gary, Alicia and Cynthia.