Mattie Shaw


Age: 68

jazz singer and mother of rock star Prince who joined the Prince Roger Trio in the 1950's and married the group's keyboardist John L. Nelson, but who quit the band and had two children before the couple divorced in 1966 and later became a longtime social worker in the Minneapolis public school system.

Cause of Death: Lengthy illness

Born: November 11, 1933

Died: February 15, 2002

Edina, Minnesota