THE NEW YORK POST – Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson is mourning the death of his beloved wife Melinda Ledbetter, who died at age 77 on Tuesday.
A cause of death is unknown at this time.
Wilson announced the news in a heartfelt post on social media, saying Ledbetter, who he’d been married to since 1995, was his “savior” and “anchor.”
“My heart is broken. Melinda, my beloved wife of 28 years, passed away this morning,” Wilson wrote on Instagram.
“Our five children and I are just in tears. We are lost. Melinda was more than my wife. She was my savior. She gave me the emotional security I needed to have a career.”
“She encouraged me to make the music that was closest to my heart. She was my anchor. She was everything for us. Please say a prayer for her. Love and Mercy Brian,” the two-time Grammy winner added.
Wilson announced the news in a heartfelt post on social media, saying Ledbetter was his “savior” and “anchor.”Brian Wilson / Instagram
During their nearly three-decade-long union, the pair had adopted five children together: Dakotah Rose, Daria Rose, Delanie Rae, Dylan, and Dash.
Wilson shared their children’s statement at the end of his post.
“It is with a heavy heart that we let everyone know that our mom, Melinda Kay Ledbetter Wilson passed away peacefully this morning at home. She was a force of nature and one of the strongest women you could come by,” their kids wrote.
Wilson had been married to Ledbetter since 1995 …