Joan Mondale, the wife of former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale, has died at the age of 83. A statement from the politician and the couple's sons Ted and William, reads: "We are grateful for the expressions of love and support we have received. Joan was greatly loved by many. We will miss her dearly."
Eleanor Mondale lost her battle with brain cancer on Saturday (17Sep11) at her home in Minnesota.
Mondale racked up acting credits with small parts in Drop Dead Fred, Three's Company and Dynasty and later carved out a career as a showbiz reporter hosting U.S. TV and radio entertainment news shows.
She also attracted plenty of attention for her love life after her alleged affair with rocker Warren Zevon and her romance with comedian James Belushi.
Mondale was married twice before she wed The Suburbs keyboardist Poling in 2005, shortly after she was diagnosed with cancer.