Claudette Yamin



Age: 65


Summary: mother of contemporary pop and rhythm-and-blues singer Elliott Yamin, best known for his hit single Wait for You (2007) and for being third-place finalist on the fifth season of American Idol, who became known to Idol-watchers and fellow native Richmonders for her fiery spirit during the competition.



Cause of Death: Complications from hip replacement surgery


Born: May 1, 1942


Died: March 31, 2008


Location: Richmond, Virginia