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Judy Tenuta, Joke artist Known as 'Aphrodite of the Accordion,' Passes on at 72 

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 Judy Tenuta, Joke artist Known as 'Aphrodite of the Accordion,' Passes on at 72

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"The Adoration Goddess" and "Aphrodite of the Accordion," passed on Thursday, her marketing expert said.

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enuta had been battling stage 4 ovarian cancer. She was 72.

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Her age was at first wrongly announced in certain outlets as 65, with marketing expert .

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Roger Neal let the Related Press know that that had been by Tenuta's "old school" plan. 

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"She could never tell her genuine age," he made sense of, "however now that she's gone, we can tell her genuine age.

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Tenuta was one of a brood of nine kids in her Catholic family.

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Tenuta moved to New York City during the 1980s, where in 1987 she showed up in Ladies Of The Evening,

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"Squashed to be familiar with the passing of my dear, dear friend the great Miss Judy Tenuta" made Yankovic on Thursday.