DEAD: ON THIS DATE
-Musician (The Waitresses)
Patricia Jean “Patty” Donahue (March 29, 1956 –December 9, 1996) was the lead singer of the 1980s new wave group The Waitresses.
DEATH: On December 9, 1996, Donahue, who had been a heavy smoker most of her adult life, died of lung cancer at the age of 40. A native of Cleveland, Donahue was interred in the Holy Cross Cemetery, in nearby Brook Park.