Lena Horne, the timeless Afro-American jazz performer and actress passed away on May 9, 2010. She was 92 years of age.
Born in 1917, she was a renowned jazz singer, a Hollywood actress and one of the key figures in the Civil Rights Movement.
Miss Horne is survived by one grandson (Teddy Jones) and one granddaughter (Lena Jones). The cause of death has yet to be disclosed.
For those of you unfamiliar with her work, this is a performance of her signature song, “Stormy Weather” taken from the 1943 film that goes by the same name.