July 17, 2009, marked the 50th anniversary of the death of the legendary Billie Holiday. Lady Day was an icon in every sense of the word. It's safe to say that she was the greatest jazz singer of all time. Sadly, she only lived to be 44.
Billie Holiday's gravesite is in St. Raymond Cemetary in The Bronx. My daughter and I visited it about 6 years ago, as we had to go to New York to obtain her visa. To say the least, it was very moving. I hope you enjoyed this extensive array of Lady Day photos.