Roy Orbison's Widow Barbara Dies On the Anniversary of His Death

12/08/2011
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(Gibson) Sad news that Barbara Orbison, widow of rock legend Roy and a great friend of Gibson Guitar, passed away on Tuesday in Los Angeles. According to BBC News, a family spokeswoman said she died at a medical facility on the 23rd anniversary of her husband's death.

Barbara Orbison had managed Roy's estate since the '80s. In 2008, she produced the definitive four-CD box set of her husband's work and worked closely with Gibson on the Roy Orbison signature 12-string guitar.

Barbara also ran the Nashville publishing company Still Working Music and in January 2010, proudly accepted a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Roy's behalf. more on this story

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