Barbara Orbison, Roy Orbison's widow, dead at 60

barbara-orbison-getty.jpgBarbara Orbison, the widow of rock great Roy Orbison, passed away Tuesday (Dec. 6) from pancreatic cancer. She was just 60 years old.

In a strange bit of irony, Barbara Orbison's death comes 23 years to the day that her husband died. The "Oh, Pretty Woman" singer passed away in 1988 just as he was beginning a musical comeback. He was only 52 when he died of a heart attack.

Orbison had been fighting her condition for a while and had been hospitalized since May.

Since her husband's passing, Barbara remained active in the music industry. Her music publishing company recently earned BMI's 2010 Song of the Year for Taylor Swift's "You Belong With Me".

Barbara Orbison is survived by sons Wesley Orbison, 46, Roy Kelton Orbison, Jr., 41 and Alexander Orbison, 36.

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