Nancy Sinatra, first wife of star Frank Sinatra dies at 101

Nancy Sinatra, first wife of star Frank Sinatra dies at 101

Nancy Barbato, or Nancy Sinatra Senio. (nancysinatra.com)

July 14 (Antara/Reuters) - Nancy Sinatra, the first wife of the

late, legendary singer and actor Frank Sinatra, died Friday at

the age of 101, her daughter, also named Nancy Sinatra, said in

an internet tweet.

"My mother passed away peacefully tonight at the age of

101," the younger Nancy Sinatra, 78, wrote on her official

Twitter page. "She was a blessing and the light of my life. God

speed, Momma. Thank you for everything."

The elder Nancy Sinatra was married for 12 years to one of

the most famous stars of the 20th Century, who starred such

blockbuster movies, as "From Here to Eternity," and "Guys and

Dolls", and is known for his signature jazz song, "New York, New

York."

The couple, both New Jersey natives, had three children, and

divorced in 1951, after her husband had a string of extramarital

affairs which were made public in Hollywood gossip columns, The

New York Times reported.

He married actress and Hollywood bombshell, Ava Gardner,

just 10 days after his divorce from Nancy Sinatra.

But the pair remained close until Frank Sinatra`s death in

1998 at the age of 82, after a heart attack, the newspaper

reported.

The late Nancy Sinatra never remarried and lived a quiet

life in Beverly Hills, California and focused on charity work,

the newspaper reported.

A spokesperson for the family could not be reached early

Saturday, and no other details about her death were available.

(Reporting by Rich McKay
Editing by Jacqueline Wong)
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