Nancy Sinatra, the first wife of legendary singer and actor Frank Sinatra, has passed away aged 101.
According to her daughter, Nancy junior, Sinatra died peacefully on Friday night.
Posting to Twitter to break the news, Nancy junior wrote: ‘My mother passed away peacefully tonight at the age of 101’.
My mother passed away peacefully tonight at the age of 101. She was a blessing and the light of my life. Godspeed, Momma. Thank you for everything. ??
— Nancy Sinatra (@NancySinatra) July 14, 2018
She was a blessing and the light of my life. Godspeed, Momma. Thank you for everything.
Nancy junior, who was a successful singer too, known for her song These Boots Are Made For Walkin, later posted a follow up tweet of a link to the Frank Sinatra song, She’s Funny That Way.
Nancy, who was born on March 25, 1917 went onto become the first of Frank Sinatra’s four wives. She met him when she was just 17 at the New Jersey holiday resort of Long Branch.
Frank, who was 19 at the time, reportedly got engaged to Nancy almost immediately.
The pair were married between 1939 and 1951, during which time they had three children together – Nancy Junior, Frank Junior and actress Tina. However in 1950 Nancy was granted a legal separation from Frank due to his ‘mental cruelty’.
Nancy’s death comes just two years after the death of Frank jr who died after suffering a heart attack.
Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of Nancy Sinatra at this emotional time.
Rest in peace.
Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
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