Barbara Sinatra Dead: Widow of Frank and Activist Dies At 90

News by Arya Pokhrel Published on 26 Jul,2017 Updated on 26 Jul,2017

The philanthropist and widow of the infamous singer Frank Sinatra, Barbara Sinatra, has died at the age of 90.

The director of the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center, John Thoresen, told CNN that Sinatra had a natural death. She was surrounded by family and friends at her home in Rancho Mirage, California.

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Barbara Sinatra

The former model and Las Vegas showgirl became one of the most famous women in the world when she married Sinatra in 1976, spending 22 years with the singer before he passed away in 1998 at the age of 82 from a heart attack.

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Frank and Barbara Sinatra pictured in 1995 after a star-studded event to honor his 80th birthday

Theirs was the longest lasting out of three marriages of the singer.

In 1986, Barbara and her husband founded the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center, that’s located on the Eisenhower Medical Center campus in Rancho Mirage, which provides services for abused, neglected and at-risk children.

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A 1996 file photo showing Frank Sinatra and his wife Barbara arriving at the Carousel of Hope benefit 

Sinatra remained actively involved in the facility and the center is almost entirely funded by the money raised at the annual Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament.

We wish that her beautiful soul rests in peace.