Widow of 1950s rock 'n' roll singer dies in Augusta

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT)-- Emira Lymon Bryant, the widow of rock 'n' roll legend Frankie Lymon, has died. W.H. Mays Mortuary confirmed she died Saturday at Augusta University Medical Center.

Mays Mortuary tells News 12 the funeral arrangements have not been made. Mays officials will meet with the family on Monday.

Frankie Lymon was a 1950s singer, songwriter, and the lead singer of The Teenagers. The film "Why Do Fools Fall in Love" (1998) was based on Frankie and Emira's relationship.

After many legal battles, the New York Supreme Court ruled in December 1989 that Emira was Lymon's only legal heir.