Zola Taylor

 

 

Age: 69

 

Summary: singer who broke gender barriers in the 1950's as a member of The Platters harmonizing with her male colleagues on hits like The Great Pretender, but who later gained attention of a different sort as one of three women who claimed to be pop idol Frankie Lymon's widow.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from a stroke and pneumonia

 

Born: March 17, 1938

 

Died: April 30, 2007

 

Location: Riverside, California