Folk singer JO STAFFORD has died of congestive heart failure at her home in Los Angeles.
The 90-year-old star had been in poor health for almost a year.
Stafford, who shot to fame in the 1940s, went on to sell over 25 million records.
The Grammy Award winner's big hits include I'll Walk Alone, I'll Be Seeing You and I Don't Want to Walk Without You.
She was dubbed `G.I. Jo' by servicemen during World War II and the Korean War because her songs helped to lift soldiers' spirits.
Stafford's career started with singing troupe the Pied Pipers, but she had her first hits fronting Tommy Dorsey's band and singing with Frank Sinatra.
Stafford and Sinatra's hit I'll Never Smile Again spent 12 weeks at the top of the U.S. charts.
A reluctant, often shy star, Stafford became a regular on TV and radio shows throughout the 1950s and fronted her own variety radio programme, The Jo Stafford Show.
As one half of comedy duo Jonathan + Darlene, she won a Grammy for Best comedy Album in 1960.