Sad yes, but she lived a very full life and touched countless thousands of people.
One of our members (Robin Meloy Goldsby) mentions in her book Piano Girl
about being on Marian's show.
Robin said Marian was a joy to be with and very gracious, putting a very nervous young pianist at ease. She had Robin play something, and Marian just jumped in and improvised, it sound great of course.
This is the announcement on NPR of her passing Marian McPartland NPR