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Widow of musician Frank Zappa dies at 70
« on: October 08, 2015, 0852 UTC »

Widow of musician Frank Zappa dies at 70
Mindaugas Kulbis / AP

Associated Press

LOS ANGELES Gail Zappa, the widow of music legend Frank Zappa, has died at her Los Angeles home. She was 70.

Family spokeswoman Marcee Rondan says Zappa was surrounded by her children when she died Wednesday. There's no word on the cause of her death.

She was 22 when she married Frank Zappa, a prolific songwriter, musician and head of the band Mothers of Invention. They had four children: Moon Unit, Dweezil, Ahmet and Diva.

Frank Zappa died of prostate cancer in 1993. His widow, as head of the Zappa Family Trust, continued to promote his work, putting out dozens of posthumous albums and licensing his image.

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Re: Widow of musician Frank Zappa dies at 70
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2015, 2017 UTC »
Did the Zappa's ever pay Johnny Otis's people for Frank stealing Johnny's stash and soul patch? As Frank once said to reporter asking about his facial hair, "It worked for Johnny Otis, I figured it might work for me."

Poor Frank didn't have the smooth looks and loads of pomade to pull off Johnny's look.


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