33rd year  -  N° 145                 Friday, 25 May 2018         Antwerpen		
It's Just Blood, Blood on the Floor
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Friday 17th of July 1959

59 years ago

Singer-songwriter Billie Holiday born as Eleanora Fagan aka Lady Day dies of pulmonary edema and heart failure caused by cirrhosis of the liver at the age of 44 in Metropolitan Hospital, Harlem, New York, New York, United States.

On 31 May Holiday was taken to hospital with liver and heart disease. She was arrested for drug possession as she lay dying and her hospital room was raided. Holiday stayed under police guard until she died.