Beloved Legendary Singer's Wife Dies In Her Home; Requesting Prayers

July 16, 2018

There has been some devastating news that has come in over the weekend. A beloved singer's wife has passed away in her home.

On Friday, July 13, Frank Sinatra's first wife and childhood sweetheart passed away. She was 101 years old.

Nancy Sinatra Sr. was married to Frank Sinatra from 1939 to 1951 and had three children together.

Their eldest daughter, Nancy Sinatra Jr., confirmed the heartbreaking news on Twitter. She wrote, "My mother passed away peacefully tonight at the age of 101. She was a blessing and the light of my life."

The news was also shared on the Sinatra's family website. The front page pays a touching tribute to their mother.

"Godspeed, Momma and thank you for everything you did for us and for the world," it read.

Also on the page is a recording of Frank Sinatra's "She's Funny That Way."

Frank and Nancy dated when they were teenagers and married in 1939. It's understood that the two remained on good terms despite their broken marriage.

Shortly after the two divorced in 1951, Frank married Hollywood actress Ava Gardner. Nancy continued to raise her and Frank's three children.

"There is no bitterness, only great respect and affection between Sinatra and his first wife," writer and journalist Gay Talese wrote (via The Guardian). "And he has long been welcome in her home and has even been known to wander in at odd hours, stoke the fire, lie on the sofa, and fall asleep."

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