Singer Patti Page has died at the age of 85.  Best known for her signature song "Tennessee Waltz", Page was a pioneer of pop music, television, and in her later years - country music.  Page died at her home in California on New Years Day.

Although she stayed active in music circles, her health forced a change in plans late last year.

When unspecified health problems finally stopped her decades of touring, though, Page wrote a sad-but-resolute letter to her fans late last year about the change.

 "Although I feel I still have the voice God gave me, physical impairments are preventing me from using that voice as I had for so many years," Page wrote. "It is only He who knows what the future holds."

Besides the aforementioned "Tennessee Waltz", Page was also known for her song "How Much Is That Doggie In The Window", "Mocking Bird Hill", and "Allegheny Moon".