Merlyn Mantle

 

 

Age: 77

 

Summary: widow of New York Yankees slugger Mickey Mantle (d. 1995) who for 43 years shared the glory and the turmoil of being married to perhaps the greatest switch-hitter in baseball history, but only after Mantle's career ended did the world learn of his drinking and womanizing.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from Alzheimer's disease

 

Born: January 28, 1932

 

Died: August 10, 2009

 

Location: Plano, Texas