Franky Booker is best known for being the wife of Gary Brooker MBE, an English singer-songwriter, pianist, and founder and lead singer of the rock band Procol Harum who is being reported to have passed away on Feb 19, 2022, at the age of 76.
Franky Booker Age
She is currently 75 years old in 2022.
Who is Gary Brooker’s Wife? Franky Booker
Gary and Franky a Swiss au-pair girl whose birth name is Françoise Riedo celebrated their wedding on July 13, 1968. The two had met three years prior, in 1965 in Circa Resort & Casino, a casino and hotel resort in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada, on the Fremont Street Experience.
At the time of their wedding, Gary was 23 while Franky was 22. The wedding was a tradition themed and was held at St David’s Church, Eastwood, Southend-on-Sea. Their wedding was grand enough to make it to the tabloids. Franky wore a white bridal gown and flowing veil were in the best of traditional style. At the wedding, Gary sang, ‘A Whiter Shade of Pale’, the group’s best-selling record which Gary helped to write in 1967.
The couple was married for 54 years and had no children.
Franky Booker Death & Cause
Brooker passed away from cancer at his home on 19 February 2022, at the age of 76 in London, England. Martin Knight wrote in a Tweet confirming his death, ” R. I. P. Gary Brooker who has skipped the light fandango.” He went on to write, ” Procol Harum’s A Whiter Shade Of Pale wrong-footed the pop music-loving public with its dreamy, powerful eccentricity & it took the Beatles with All You Need Is Love to dislodge them from No. 1 in the 1967 summer of love.”
R. I. P. Gary Brooker who has skipped the light fandango. Procol Harum’s A Whiter Shade Of Pale wrong footed the pop music loving public with its dreamy, powerful eccentricity & it took the Beatles with All You Need Is Love to dislodge them from No. 1 in the 1967 summer of love. pic.twitter.com/ZifCderRdk
— Martin Knight (@MartinKnight_) February 22, 2022
Richard Lewis, in a tribute passed his condoled with Gary’s wife, Franky. He went to state that he was in
love with Procol Harum from the moment he heard them, “Gary was a genius and along with miraculous lyricist, Keith Reid, their work is heavenly. Their friendship was a dream for me.”
The salty dog has passed. My heart goes out to his wondrous wife, Franky.
RIP Gary Brooker.
I was in love with Procol Harum from the moment I heard them.
Gary was a genius and along with miraculous lyricist, Keith Reid, their work is heavenly.
Their friendship was a dream to me. pic.twitter.com/ATE0FSWeTI
— Richard Lewis (@TheRichardLewis) February 22, 2022
On 14 June 2003, Brooker was appointed as a Member of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in recognition of his charitable services.