Teddy Getty Gaston


Age: 103

fifth and final wife of J. Paul Getty, the oil tycoon who was one of America's richest men, who was a crimson-haired dinner club singer in New York who aspired to be in opera when the couple forged a complex and stormy relationship that survived a world war, long stretches of separation, and imprisonment but was ultimately undone by the death of a child, and who retraced her marriage in the 2013 memoir Alone Together: My Life with J. Paul Getty, a story of glamour and pain in early 20th century America that pulled back some of the mystique from one of America's best-known billionaires.

Cause of Death: Natural causes

Born: September 13, 1913

Died: April 8, 2017

Pacific Palisades, California