Mary Ida Vandross

 

Age: 85

 

Summary: mother of the late rhythm-and-blues legend Luther Vandross (d. 2005) who was the last surviving family member in the immediate Vandross family, having lost her husband, all four of her children, and only grandson to either strokes or diabetes.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from encephalitis

 

Born: November 18, 1922

 

Died: April 14, 2008

 

Location: Richmond, Virginia