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