Matriarch of Wallenda circus preforming family dies at 87

AP News
Posted: Apr 05, 2015 11:06 AM

The Associated Press (AP) — Jenny Wallenda, matriarch of the famous family of high-flying circus performers, has died. She was 87.

Wallenda's nephew, Rick Wallenda, said his aunt died late Saturday at her home in Sarasota, Florida, following a lengthy illness.

Wallenda was the oldest daughter of high wire walker Karl Wallenda and grandmother of daredevil performer Nik Wallenda.

Voting Out Pelosi Will Not Happen
Bruce Bialosky

Jenny Wallenda's husband, Richard Faughnan, died in 1962 when a human pyramid collapsed. Karl Wallenda fell to his death in 1978.