August 10, 2018

Tragedy in Dean Martin's family: wife Jeanne died a few weeks after their son was found dead

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The legendary entertainer's family had barely begun to cope with one pain when they were faced with another heart-breaking incident.

AmoMama shares with you a shattering report about two tragic deaths that occurred one after the other in the Dean Martin family.

Jeanne Martin, the famous model and second wife to legendary entertainer, Dean Martin, sadly passed away from cancer at the age of 89. The tragedy occurred only three weeks after her son, Ricco, was also found dead at his home in Utah.

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62-year-old Ricco was her and Dean's youngest son. Jeanne lost her other son, Dean Paul, back in 1987. He was killed while piloting a Phantom fighter jet for the Air National Guard.

Dean Paul had died at the age of 37 in a crash in the San Bernardino Mountains near Los Angeles. Jeanne had outlived both of her sons, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Jeanne was born Dorothy Jean Biegger in Coral Gables, Florida. She began her career early as a young model and changed her name to Jeanne.

She married the legend Dean Martin at the age of 22, after falling in love during a New Year's Eve show in 1948.

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With Dean, she had three children, Dean Paul Jr., Ricci, and Gina. She also helped raise his four other children from his previous marriage.

However, the couple separated in 1973. Following their divorce, Martin remarried for a third time, to a hair salon receptionist, while Jeanne remained single. Martin's relationship with Catherine ended after 3 years.

After the death of their son Dean Paul, the couple had become closer but were eventually permanently separated when Dean Martin died from emphysema in 1995.

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