Obituary of Ella Fitzgerald

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Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Jane Fitzgerald (born April 25, 1917 in Newport News, Virginia) was a singer who was best known for her "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly when scat singing. She was referred to as the "First Lady of Song", "Queen of Jazz", and "Lady Ella". Ella died on June 15, 1996 and her death was because of complications of diabetes. She died at age 79.

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Ella Fitzgerald Biography Wiki:

    • Is She Dead or Alive: Dead
    • Full Name: Fitzgerald, Ella
    • Common Name: Ella Fitzgerald
    • Gender: Female
    • Preferred Gender Pronoun: she/her
    • Birthplace: Newport News, Virginia, United States
    • Birth Date: April 25, 1917
    • Age: 79 (at death)
    • Also Known As: First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, Lady Ella
    • Occupation: Singer
    • Genres:
    • Net Worth: $10 million
    • Nationality: American
    • Favorite Food: Eggo Waffles
    • Favorite Color: Cyan (See all her faves at Hot-Forum)

    Ella's Family Tree

    • Birth Name: Ella Jane Fitzgerald
    • Father: William Fitzgerald
    • Mother: Temperance "Tempie" Fitzgerald
    • Spouse/Partner:
      • Benjamin "Benny" Kornegay (married 26 December 1941-divorced 1942)
      • Ray Brown (married 10 December 1947-divorced 28 August 1953)
    • Son(s):
      • Ray Brown Jr.

Death Notice:

  • Date: June 15 1996 at age 79
  • Place: Beverly Hills, California, United States
  • Cause of Death: Diabetes (related complications)
  • Funeral Arrangements: Private service
  • Interment: Buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, California

Category Tags:

SingerJazz Music Genre American Born on April 25th Born in 1917 Born in VirginiaDied in 1996Died at age 79Died from Diabetes

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Wiki Page Updated: 2023-02-26 12:00:10
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