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Singer Pat Boone's Wife Dead at 84

Singer Pat Boone's Wife Dead at 84
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The couple in 2015

Fifties crooner Pat Boone is mourning the loss of his wife of 65 years, Shirley.

Shirley, 84, passed away "peacefully" at their Beverly Hills home Friday after suffering complications from vasculitis, People magazine reports.

Boone told People, "We lived a wonderful, blessed life together for 65 years. I’ve parted with my better half for a little while... but we don’t die, we just move on to another place, and today was moving day. She’s changed her address is all and moved to a different mansion that I expect to join her in one day.”

The couple had been together since they were 16. Shirley, a best-selling author and recording artist in her own right who launched the Christian-based Mercy Corps, was the daughter of singer Red Foley. She is survived by Boone and their four daughters (including platinum recording artist Debby Boone), 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

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