Gail Zappa, widow of the late Frank Zappa, died this afternoon at the age of 70.According to TMZ, she passed away in Los Angeles after a long illness.
After Frank’s death in 1993 from cancer at age 52, Gail took control of her late husband’s music as part of the Zappa Family Trust, which has diligently guarded the late musician’s image and work over the years.
Zappa met 22-year-old Adelaide Gail Sloatman in 1966, not long after his debut album with the Mothers of Invention, Freak Out!, was released, and they married the next year. One week later, the first of their four children, daughter Moon, was born.