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Matriarch of Wallenda Family of Circus Performers Dies at 87

Jenny Wallenda, 87, the matriarch of the famous family of high-flying circus performers, died late Saturday at her home in Sarasota, Florida, according to family members. Wallenda's nephew, Rick Wallenda, said his aunt died following a lengthy illness. "She had a great life in entertainment, a very rewarding and rich life," he said. Wallenda was the oldest daughter of high-wire walker Karl Wallenda and grandmother of daredevil performer Nik Wallenda. Jenny...

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