Yma Sumac

 

 

Age: 86

 

Summary: Peruvian-born mezzo-soprano opera singer who wowed international audiences in the 1950's with her stunning vocal range and modern take on South American folk music.

 

 

Cause of Death: Colon cancer

 

Born: September 13, 1922

 

Died: November 1, 2008

 

Location: Los Angeles, California