Nancy Sinatra, the first wife of singer Frank Sinatra and the mother of his three children, died this past Friday at the age of 101, as confirmed by her daughter, singer Nancy Sinatra. Her official date of death was on July 13, 2018.
As mentioned, Nancy’s daughter, who is also named Nancy Sinatra, released the following statement on Twitter confirming her mother’s death:
“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.”
According to CNN, her death also notably comes out around two decades after her husband’s, who died of a heart attack in 1998 at the age of 82.
Frank and Nancy, whose maiden name was Barbato, started dating as teenagers; they married in 11939 at a church in New Jersey. As a wedding present, she was given a record of a song, dubbed “Our Love,” he made for her.
While Frank tried to get his career started in the music industry, Nancy worked as a secretary. The couple had three children together as Frank rose to fame and fortune with his music. Their marriage eventually ended in 1951. As part of their divorce settlement, Nancy got a percentage of her husband’s income, their home, custody of their children and a Cadillac; said to have remained on friendly terms with her ex-husband, she also never remarried, devoting her time to her family.
On IMDB, she is listed as having three credits, appearing as herself in the two-part Sinatra: All or Nothing at All documentary series, the Nancy & Lee in Las Vegas documentary and a guest appearance on Dinah’s Place; on all three appearances, she was listed under her maiden name.
Nancy is survived by her two daughters, Nancy and Tina; her son, Frank Sinatra Jr., passed away in 2016 at the age of 72.
What was Nancy Sinatra Sr.s’ official cause of death?
At this time, Nancy Sinatra Sr.’s official cause of death has not been released.
As this story is developing, more information will be updated as made available.