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January 2, 2013

BREAKING NEWS: Music legend Patti Page dies

— Grammy award winner, musical icon, and Claremore native Patti Page has passed away in Encinitas, Calif. at the age of 85.

According to Claremore Convention and Visitor’s Bureau director Tanya Andrews, Page died in her sleep on New Year’s Day.

“A colleague of mine contacted me about her passing in her sleep on New Year’s Day,” Andrews said. “We know she’d been having some health issues for a while — the same which prevented her from coming to Claremore last year when we premiered ‘Flipside’, the musical story of her life, here in Claremore. We’re all saddened to hear of her passing.”

Page, born Clara Ann Fowler, is originally from Claremore and rose to become one of the country’s best known female artists in the late 1940s and 1950s with songs such as “Tennesse Waltz,” “I Went to Your Wedding,” and “(How Much is That) Doggie in the Window.”

She was inducted into the first class of the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 1997.

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