American Tennessee Waltz singer Patti Page has died at the age of 85.The pop singer whose 1950 hit Tennessee Waltz topped the US charts for months died in Southern California on Tuesday,publicist Schatzi Hageman told the press
Patti Page was just five weeks away from being honored at the Grammy Awards with a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Recording Academy.
Page who was nicknamed ‘The Singing’ Rage’, sold more than 100 million albums in her 67-year career, which also included 1950s chart toppers (How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window, I Went to Your Wedding, and All My Love (Bolero).
When unspecified health problems finally stopped her decades of touring, though, Page wrote a sad-but-resolute letter to her fans late last year about the change.
‘Although I feel I still have the voice God gave me, physical impairments are preventing me from using that voice as I had for so many years,’ Page wrote. ‘It is only He who knows what the future holds.’
Her manager Michael Glynn said Patti Page has been having some health issues for the past couple of years but was doing better at the time of her death.
“She was actually doing better yesterday. I spoke to her and she sounded well.” Glynn said.
She was married three times, most recently in 1990.Page is survived by her two children, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.