Singer and music icon Pat Boone’s wife of 65 years Shirley has died at the age of 84.
She had been diagnosed vasculitis, a condition characterized by the inflammation of one’s blood vessels, under a year ago. Shirley Boone grew up surrounded by country music, as her father Red Foley is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, and her mother Judy Martin was also a prominent singer. She married Pat Boone in 1953, when both were only 19 years old.
She died at their Beverly Hills home accompanied by her longtime husband and their four daughters. They also have 16 grandchildren.