Donald von Wiedenman is the ex-husband of Cass Elliot. Donald’s ex-wife, Cass was an American singer, actress, and member of the singing group, the Mamas & the Papas. After the group broke up, Elliot released five solo albums. In 1998, she was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for her work with the Mamas and the Papas.
Donald von Wiedenman: Profile Summary
|Full Name||Donald von Wiedenman|
|famous as||The ex-husband of Cass Elliot|
|Date of Birth||10 August 1944|
|Age||77 years old as of 2021|
|Place of Birth||Unknown|
Born in the United States of American on August 1944, Donald Von is 77 years old as of 2021. He is an American writer and actor. He is also very popular for being the husband of singer and actress Cass Elliot. Donald is an heir to a Bavarian barony. The two love birds got married in 1971.
However, their marriage ended in divorce after a few months. They divorced in that same year.
Donald’s ex-wife Cass has been married twice, the first time in 1963 to James Hendricks, her groupmate in the Big 3 and the Mugwumps. It was reportedly a platonic arrangement to assist him in avoiding being drafted during the Vietnam War; the marriage reportedly was never consummated and was annulled in 1968. In 1971, Elliot married journalist Donald von Wiedenman.
Donald von Wiedenman’s ex-wife, Elliot, age 32, died in her sleep at the London flat where she was staying in 1974. According to forensic pathologist Keith Simpson, who conducted her autopsy, her death was due to heart failure. “There was left-sided heart failure,” he wrote, “she had a heart attack which developed rapidly.” A drug screen that was part of the forensic autopsy revealed there were no drugs in her system. Elliot died in Flat 12, 9 Curzon Place (later Curzon Square), Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London.