|Gail Zappa, Mrs. Matt and Gail's Sister Joyce|
We're saddened to pass along the news that Gail Zappa has died at age 70. The Zappa Family confirmed Gail's passing to TMZ. The report indicates Zappa had been battling lung cancer for years.
Gail Zappa was born Adelaide Gail Sloatman on New Year's Day 1945. She met legendary guitarist Frank Zappa in 1966 and the pair married a year later. Gail spent the decades following Frank's 1993 death running the Zappa Family Trust. A few months ago Gail turned over day-to-day operations of the Zappa Family Trust to her son Ahmet Zappa, who along with Dweezil, Moon and Diva, survive their mother. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Zappa family.