Jenny Wallenda, matriarch of the ‘Flying Wallenda’ family, dies

(Reuters) – Jenny Wallenda, the matriarch of the “Flying Wallenda” family of acrobats known for their breathtaking high-wire stunts, has died, the family said on Sunday. Wallenda died in Sarasota, Florida, on Friday night after a long illness, her nephew Rick Wallenda said. “She contributed greatly to our family, our high-wire troupe and our community… she is going to be greatly missed,” he said. Wallenda was the grandmother of Nik Wallenda, who completed high-wire walks across the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls and two Chicago skyscrapers during the last three years. …read more

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