Peggy Sue Gerron Rackham

 

 

Age: 78

 

Summary: Texas woman who inspired the 1957 Buddy Holly song "Peggy Sue" and released her autobiography Whatever Happened to Peggy Sue?: A Memoir by Buddy Holly's Peggy Sue in 2008 (while promoting the memoir, she said material for it came from about 150 diary entries she made during the time she knew Buddy Holly), who was born in Olton, Texas but moved to Lubbock, where she attended high school and met Holly and his friends before Holly was killed in a February 3, 1959 plane crash in Iowa that also killed Ritchie Valens and J.P. ("The Big Bopper") Richardson.

 

 

Cause of Death: Undisclosed causes

 

Born: June 15, 1940

 

Died: October 1, 2018

 

Location: Lubbock, Texas