Nancy Sinatra Sr., first wife of Frank Sinatra, has died

Nancy Sinatra passed away Friday at the age of 101 her daughter said

She also tweeted the news on Friday night, calling her mother "the light of my life". Frank married Gardner, while Nancy went on to raise their children, Nancy, Frank Junior, and Tina. She not only outlived her husband, who died in 1998, but her son, who died in 2016.

"My mother passed away peacefully tonight at the age of 101", she wrote on Twitter.

On IMDB, she is listed as having three credits, appearing as herself in the two-part Sinatra: All or Nothing at All documentary series, the Nancy & Lee in Las Vegas documentary and a guest appearance on Dinah's Place; on all three appearances, she was listed under her maiden name. For a time she was employed as a secretary while her husband worked as a singing waiter.

"She fought hard to remain on this earth but time got the better of her", she wrote, adding that her mother passed "peacefully".

Nancy Sinatra left Frank after his affair with actress Ava Gardner became public knowledge.

"Godspeed, Momma and thank you for everything".

Sinatra, then Nancy Barbato, met Frank Sinatra in summer of 1934 in Long Branch, N.J. and they were married roughly five years later, on February 4, 1939 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic church in Jersey City, N.J. Before Sinatra's singing career took off, the couple lived in an apartment in Jersey City.




After their 1939 marriage, Frank and Nancy lived in an apartment in Jersey City, N.J., her hometown.

When his fame began to grow, the couple moved to Los Angeles where he became known as one of Hollywood's biggest stars.

Her daughter, Nancy Sinatra Jr., confirmed the news on social media.

She never remarried, and devoted her life to charity and her family, her daughter said.

In the 1960's, Nancy became known as Nancy Senior, due to the success of Nancy Junior's singing career, particularly the song, "These Boots Are Made For Walking".

After he divorced Gardner, Sinatra went on to marry Mia Farrow and then Barbara Marx.

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