Orbison’s Widow Dies

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December 7, 2011 | 4:15am EST

Roy Orbison’s widow has passed away on the 23rd anniversary of the rocker’s death.
Barbara Orbison, 60, died on Tuesday at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, exactly 23 years after her husband died on 6 December, 1988.

Orbison was battling pancreatic cancer and had been hospitalized since May, according to family spokesperson Sarah McMullen.

She was her husband’s manager and helped produce a CD box set of the Pretty Woman singer’s hits following his death, while also she helped unveil his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last year.

The couple married when Barbara a was a teenager in 1969. They went on to have two sons together.


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