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“A Taste of Honey” enjoyed a musical reincarnation in the work of the prominent Manchester band The Smiths. The band’s songwriter, Morrissey, lifted many lines from Delaney’s play, including: “`I dreamt about you last night and I fell out of bed twice.”

The face of the young playwright features on the cover of The Smiths’ 1987 album, “Louder than Bombs.”

Delaney is survived by her daughter, Charlotte Delaney, and grandchildren Max, Gable and Rosa Delaney. Funeral arrangements were not immediately announced.