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