From the news wire:
Mary Ida Vandross, mother of the late superstar Luther Vandross, passed away after being in a coma for more than a month.
Mary Vandross, 82, was the last surviving family member in the immediate Vandross family having lost her husband, all four of her children and only grandson to either strokes or diabetes.
up until she took ill, Mrs. Vandross traveled all over sharing her message of love, prevailing faith and the power to end stroke and Diabetes. Luther, died of complications from stroke in 2005 at the age of 54. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the relatives of the Vandross family. We have no doubt that there’s dancing and singing going on at this wonderful family reunion up above.