Jenny Wallenda


Age: 87

Summary: matriarch of the internationally famous family of high-flying circus performers known as the Flying Wallendas who was the oldest daughter of high-wire walker Karl Wallenda and grandmother of daredevil performer Nik Wallenda, whose husband Richard Faughan was killed in 1962 when a human pyramid collapsed (Karl Wallenda fell to his death in 1978), who survived the invasion of Berlin by Soviet forces in 1945 and returned to the U.S. to perform with her family.

Cause of Death: Lengthy illness

Born: October 8, 1927

Died: April 4, 2015

Sarasota, Florida