Barbara Orbison, the widow of rock n 'roll pioneer
Barbara Orbison died from pancreatic cancer at County-USC Medical Center in Los Angeles surrounded by her children, said the public relations agent and family spokeswoman Sarah McMullen. Orbison was hospitalized from May.
Since the eighties, Barbara Orbison has devoted his time to manage the property of her husband and maintenance of his legacy alive.
With his son, Roy Kelton Orbison Jr. has produced in the form associated with a series of four-CD box of 107 recordings of her husband. "Roy Orbison: The Soul of Rock and Roll" was released in 2008 and contains all its hits and 12 previously unreleased tracks.
The package has marked the first body of work including dell'Orbison Roy from his first recordings as the traveler Wilburys' debut album, "The Girl of Mystery" and lives in his last performance. Roy Orbison died in 1988 at age 52, in the midst of a return with the Wilburys traveler.
The widow of actor Patrick Swayze, Lisa Swayze, said his heart goes out to the family of Orbison. "Patrick and I have always had a connection with them both warm. Now we have lost this wonderful lady," said Lisa Swayze . Patrick Swayze died in September 2009 of pancreatic cancer.
In 1998, Barbara Orbison has issued the "Concert of Combination" on his Orbison-time record label, a collection of previously unreleased live recordings from Holland and France have done in 1965, according to Roy Orbison to the official website. That same year, Barbara Orbison accepted the Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Reward for her husband, who honored his contribution to the recording.
In January 2010, Barbara Orbison has accepted a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on behalf of her husband.
Nashville dell'Orbison Barbara, the publisher of music by Tennessee-Base Working But Music was recently awarded Song of the Year 2010 for Taylor Fast BMI "She Belongs To Me."
Roy Orbison has paid tribute to his wife on his website. "I have spent my life trying to find love. Love from just aligns the charm of something almost spiritual. In the case with my wife, Barbara, just continues to grow forever, "he wrote.
Barbara Orbison is buried near her husband at the Westwood Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles, McMullen said. A Celebration of Life will be held at a future undetermined date in Nashville, Tennessee.
Barbara Orbison is survived by his sons, Wesley Orbison, 46, Roy Kelton Orbison, Jr., 41, and Alexander Orbison, 36.