Nancy Sinatra, first wife of Frank, dies at 101

Nancy and Frank Sinatra in 1949 (Getty Images)

Nancy Sinatra died Friday at the age of 101.

The first wife of Frank Sinatra passed away peacefully, according to her daughter, also named Nancy, who tweeted the news Friday night.

Her death comes two decades after her husband’s, who died in 1998 of a heart attack at the age of 82.

Nancy Barbato and Frank Sinatra began dating as teens and were married in 1939 at a church in New Jersey. As a wedding present, Frank gave Nancy a record of a song called “Our Love” that he made for her.

Nancy Sinatra worked as a secretary in New Jersey after the two got married while Frank worked as a singer at a local restaurant, before rising to fame as one of the most popular singers of all time.

The couple had three children together.

The New York Times has a more in-depth obituary here.


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