Lady Melinda Rose Woodward, wife of singer Sir Tom Jones, dies after battle with cancer

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Tom Jones Wife Linda Passed Away Aged 75

Lady Melinda Rose Woodward, who was married to star singer Sir Tom Jones for 59 years, died Sunday morning at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles after a 'short but fierce' battle with cancer.

A statement on the singer's website said: 'Surrounded by her husband and loved ones, she passed away peacefully.'

Jones had canceled a series of shows in Japan, Thailand, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates due to 'serious illness in his immediate family.'

The Welsh crooner married Lady Woodward, known as Linda, when they were just 16 years old. That same year they had a son, Mark, who is also Jones' manager. Jones revealed in his autobiography that the couple had wanted more children, but a miscarriage left her infertile.

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Lady Melinda Rose Woodward, wife of singer Sir Tom Jones, dies after battle with cancer
CHELMSFORD, ENGLAND - AUGUST 22: Tom Jones performs on Day 1 of the V Festival at Hylands Park on August 22, 2015 in Chelmsford, England. (Photo by Danny Martindale/WireImage)
MIDNIGHT SPECIAL -- Episode 11 -- Pictured: Tom Jones (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 03: Tom Jones arrives at the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel on July 3, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
1968: Welsh musical sensation and sex symbol, Tom Jones, stares thoughtfully out the back of a car whilst travelling to a concert in Blackpool. (Photo by Ian Tyas/Keystone Features/Getty Images)
Portrait of the British singer Tom Jones (Thomas John Woodward). London, July 1968 (Photo by Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 23: Kelly Jones of Stereophonics and Tom Jones perform during Teenage Cancer Trust 15th Anniversary Year Concert at Royal Albert Hall on March 23, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Mick Hutson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 19: Tom Jones attends the Q Awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel on October 19, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Welsh singer Tom Jones performing on stage, circa 1965-1975. (Photo by Archive Photos/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 19: Tom Jones attends the Q Awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel on October 19, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 9: Tom Jones seen leaving the BBC Radio 2 Studios on October 9, 2015 in London, England. Photo by Neil Mockford/Alex Huckle/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 29: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Tom Jones visits Magic Radio on September 29, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26: Singer Sir Tom Jones is interviewed prior to the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on September 26, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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The pair had a loving but often troubled relationship. Jones said he had 'never had that feeling for anyone else ... I don't think you can fall in love more than once,' but also admitted to numerous affairs.

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