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Claudette Frady Orbison
Birth: Sep. 5, 1941
Odessa
Ector County
Texas, USA
Death: Jun. 6, 1966
Old Hickory
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA

1st Wife Of Singer Roy Orbison. She was killed in motorcycle accident.

On 6 June, 1966, Roy and Claudette were setting off on a motorcycle holiday when a truck driver pulled out in front of her bike. She died in his arms an hour later, at just 24 years old. Roy was devastated to lose his beautiful wife. The tragic lyrics and haunting melody of 'Too Soon To Know', which reached number three in the British charts just two months later, still tug at the heartstrings four decades on.




Roy Orbison endured a great deal of tragedy in his relatively short life. His first wife, Claudette Frady died in a motorcycle accident on June 6, 1966 in Gallatin, Tennessee. On September 14, 1968, the Orbison family home at Old Hickory Lake in Hendersonville, Tennessee, burned to the ground while Orbison was touring in England. Two of his three sons, Roy Jr. (b. 1958) and Anthony (b. 1962), died in the fire. His youngest son Wesley, who was three at the time, was saved by Orbison's parents.



 
 
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 Spouse:
  Roy Orbison (1936 - 1988)
 
 Children:
  Roy Dewayne Orbison (1958 - 1968)*
  Anthony King Orbison (1962 - 1968)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: Chris Cotton
Record added: Jan 05, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 23769090
Claudette <i>Frady</i> Orbison
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Claudette <i>Frady</i> Orbison
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Claudette <i>Frady</i> Orbison
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- Monika♥
 Added: Apr. 2, 2014
Claudette, may you find peace in Heaven, and have eternal peace. You died far too young.
- SCHANI KRUG
 Added: Jan. 18, 2014

- Rosita
 Added: Dec. 6, 2013
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