it is with deep sadness, that we report that Yma Sumac passed away at 11 am on Saturday Nov 1st. It was peaceful. Those closest to her were at her side. A very, very private funeral will be held at an undisclosed location. Per her and her closest relative's instructions, she will be interred in Hollywood, where she spent 60 years of her life. Her last year was spent surrounded by people who loved her and looked after her with the very best care possible. It should be a consolation that she was always surrounded by flowers, your beautiful cards, photos of her glory days, and an extraordinary view of Los Angeles' west side. Also, her personal assistant's two little Chihuahua's, whom she loved dearly. Although this news is written as "news" we are all devastated here. Indeed, there was plenty of time to prepare, but when that final moment comes, one finds they may not be at all prepared. SO WE WILL NOT BE OVERWHELMED, please visit our new 'Guest Book' page and leave your messages there. That way we can all grieve together. "That I made good music and made happy, their hearts" - Yma Sumac, when asked what she wanted to be remembered for.
Taken from http://www.yma-sumac.com
Always said in my show that she is/was the best female voice in the world ever
I started my show with her ''taita inty'' before 2 weeks ... @ 22.10.2008 http://www.beyondjazz.net/viewtopic.php?t=15769
Will be always in our heart and ears ...