Celia Cruz



Age: 77


Summary: Cuban-born Grammy-winning singer who became known as "Queen of Salsa", who was known for her tight, glittering dresses and huge wigs, who recorded more than 70 albums and was one of the few women salsa singers in the 1960's and 1970's, and who among her numerous awards is the National Medal of Arts awarded by President Clinton in 1994.



Cause of Death: Complications from surgery for a brain tumor


Born: October 21, 1925


Died: July 16, 2003


Location: Fort Lee, New Jersey