Judy Tenuta, known as 'Aphrodite of the Accordion,' died at 72.

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Tenuta was suffering from stage 4 ovarian cancer. She was 72 years old.

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"She would never tell us her true age," he added, "but now that she's gone, we can."

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Born in 1949 (not 1965, as she might have you believe) 

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Tenuta moved to New York City in the 1980s, where in 1987 she appeared in Women Of The Night, an HBO comedy 

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Her roster of campy personas grew to include “The Petite Flower,” “Empress of Elvis Impersonators,” and the “Buffer of Foreheads. 

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Tenuta gained a level of infamy for her television work, with roles in The Weird Al Show

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Space Ghost Coast To Coast, and Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide 

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Her cinematic outings included turns in 1996’s Butch Camp and 1998’s Desperation Boulevard.

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She has also performed in productions such as The Vagina Monologues and Menopause The Musical in Los Angeles and Chicago.

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Tenuta's life partner Vern Pang, six siblings, and a smattering of nieces and nephews survive her.

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“Devastated to hear of the passing of my dear, dear friend, the lovely Miss Judy Tenuta,” wrote Yankovic on Thursday. “I can’t believe she’s gone. Earth has truly lost a goddess.