Rudolph Bernard Isley was an American singer-songwriter and a key figure in establishing The Isley Brothers as a musical group. Rudolph, one of the founding members of The Isley Brothers, passed away at the age of 84 on October 11. The group became well-known for their first album, “Shout,” and went on to release numerous albums until 2022.
According to reports, Rudolph Isley’s daughter informed People magazine that his wife, Elaine Jasper Isley, was by his side when he passed away. She mentioned that he was at their residence in Illinois at the time of his passing.
Rudolph Isley was known for keeping his personal life private. According to The New York Times, he married Elaine Jasper in 1958, and the couple went on to have four children: Rudy Jr., Elizabeth, Valerie, and Elaine. Let’s briefly delve into the personal life of Rudolph Isley and the circumstances surrounding his passing.
Rudolph Isley Wife: Was He Married?
Rudolph Isley tied the knot with Elaine Jasper in 1958. Initially, they lived in a house he purchased in Teaneck, New Jersey, where they resided for a decade. In the mid-1970s, Rudy moved to Haworth, New Jersey. Despite facing some health challenges after leaving The Isley Brothers, his wife Elaine has mentioned that his health is in good condition, and he’s careful about his diet.
In 2004, Rudy briefly reunited with his brothers, Ronald and Ernie, when they were honored with a lifetime achievement award at the BET Awards. He even served as the best man at Ronnie’s wedding to his backup singer, Kandy Johnson, in 2006. For a long time, Rudy and his wife lived in Otisville, New York, but in 2013, they relocated to Olympia Fields, near Chicago. They purchased R. Kelly’s former residence to be closer to their children and grandchildren.
What Was Rudolph Isley’s Cause Of Death?
Rudolph Isley, the renowned singer who was a key figure in establishing The Isley Brothers, has passed away. He died on Wednesday (October 11) in Illinois. The exact cause of his death is not clear at the moment, but there are indications that it may have been due to a heart attack, according to information from someone close to the situation.
Ronald wrote in a statement, “There are no words to express my feelings and the love I have for my brother. Our family will miss him. But I know he’s in a better place.”
The official Facebook page of The Isley Brothers also paid tribute to Rudolph by sharing a photo. They wrote, “As we navigate through this deep sorrow, we kindly ask for understanding and respect for our family’s privacy during this challenging time. Remember to hold your loved ones close. We will miss our brother but we know he’s in a better place. Forever in our hearts.”