Mary Ida Vandross, mother of the late R&B legend Luther Vandross, died last week of natural causes, the industry has learned and reported by Urban Network. She was 82.

Mary Ida outlived all four of her children, as well as her only grandchild. She was prominently featured in the promotional campaign for Luther’s posthumous music releases and on-hand to accept the numerous awards, namely for his Grammy-winning project Dance with My Father.