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    Thu, 08 Dec 2011 10:34:02

    Roy Orbison's Widow Dies - She passed away on the 23rd anniversary of his death

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    Roy Orbison's widow has passed away on the 23rd anniversary of the musician's death. How ironic and serendipitous is that?

    Barbara Orbison, 60, died on Tuesday (Dec. 6) at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, 23 years to the day after Orbison died. He passed back in 1988, in case you didn't want to do the math. His widow was battling pancreatic cancer and had been hospitalized since May, according to a family spokeswoman.

    She was her husband's manager and helped produce a posthumous box set, too. She certainly curated much of Orbison's career during his life and after.

    Barbara and Roy wed in 1969, when she was just a teen. They had two sons.

    R.I.P., Barbara.

    What is your favorite Roy Orbison song?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    12.08.11



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